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mavster
12-25-2007, 08:10 PM
Well usually for car boxes I would use MDF and carpet it...

But in this case I'm looking to build boxes for my Home...

I know I could use MDF, but I would have to deal with wrapping them in vinyl...

My question is what other sheets of wood could I use, that would help me build a good box out of & be able to stain for cosmetics?

Something along the lines of finished plywood would be awesome but its like $45 a sheet, and I'm not sure if it would be good to make boxes out of...

tEh koRnDog
12-25-2007, 08:11 PM
birch ply

bjfish11
12-25-2007, 08:12 PM
Baltic Birch looks good. Some builders actually use it for car audio use as well.

bumpincrv
12-25-2007, 08:16 PM
I have seen mdf with a vaneer of oak on them already

bjfish11
12-25-2007, 08:17 PM
I have seen mdf with a vaneer of oak on them already

Yes, that is an option as well. Actually comes in a variety of veneers.

ultimate157
12-25-2007, 08:18 PM
Parts Express sells a black woodgrain veneer you can apply to a box. Looks pretty good too.

miker
12-25-2007, 08:31 PM
MDF paints well.. Or you could do some sort of laminate?..

mavster
12-25-2007, 08:48 PM
Hmm I am going to check out HD on that Birch and MDf with the Veneer on it...

Don't feel like laminating or wrapping myself...

teamsubgopoof
12-25-2007, 10:19 PM
when we do home boxes, most of them are built out of mdf...with a deadener on the inside of the enclosure, we even tried resin with buckshot like gary biggs did in his regal...sounded pretty good.

do a light coat of kitty hair over the seems, sand it down...then hit it with bondo...sand it down...

and you can paint anyway you want :)

also you could use 13 ply birch (not home depot stuff) and just stain it..but you'd still have the seems because you couldn't fill the seems and have the stain look correctly

teamsubgopoof
12-25-2007, 10:24 PM
also Chad Hicks built some nice looking home theater enclosures...i'm sure he'll post some pics

PV Audio
12-25-2007, 11:05 PM
Why bother telling you to search?

mlstrass
12-26-2007, 08:22 AM
MDF with a 1/4" veneer of your choice would work nicely. If the enclosure isn't huge you can make it look like an end table or whatever. Lots of pics on some of the hometheater sites, so do some searching...

audioarsonal
12-26-2007, 08:45 AM
Yeah I would go with MDF and a veneer.Just angle cut the sides so the edges meet and brad nail.Then fill the holes with spot putty and stain away....!

bjfish11
12-26-2007, 10:06 AM
MDF with a 1/4" veneer of your choice would work nicely. If the enclosure isn't huge you can make it look like an end table or whatever. Lots of pics on some of the hometheater sites, so do some searching...

1/4" veneer? :eek:

Id use something a little thinner than that... LOL

Platestacker45
12-26-2007, 10:08 AM
Morning wood?

craigzter
12-26-2007, 10:17 AM
what about...Trupan? I believe thats what it is.

bjfish11
12-26-2007, 10:19 AM
Trupan is just like MDF, only lighter. It will offer no cosmetic advantage over MDF.

stuckinok
12-26-2007, 10:22 AM
i really like the way 13 ply birch looks stained so i second that reccomendation

craigzter
12-26-2007, 10:23 AM
ahh..i see.


o btw....bj, did you get my email I sent you? about a box I was wanting a quote on?

bjfish11
12-26-2007, 10:24 AM
ahh..i see.


o btw....bj, did you get my email I sent you? about a box I was wanting a quote on?

Hmmm.... I have responded to all the emails lately... Pm me your email address, because I had a couple that got returned...

craigzter
12-26-2007, 10:27 AM
pm'd