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alvitae
11-17-2008, 10:56 PM
Looks like I'll get lot's of box building practice this winter. 2 units of 1/2" mdf 5x9 sheets. $50.00 a unit. :cool:

wasted ink
11-17-2008, 10:58 PM
i get 1/2" (4x8) free :fyi:

IDSkoT
11-17-2008, 11:00 PM
Uhh...

I get 97" x 49" sheets of 3/4" MDF for $25 a sheet.

bubbagumper6
11-17-2008, 11:01 PM
your paying 50$ for a sheet of MDF? Am I reading that correctly?

alvitae
11-17-2008, 11:02 PM
"$50.00 a unit." Lumber and plywood come in units. It's the big stack not a single.

wasted ink
11-17-2008, 11:04 PM
why would you build boxes out of 1/2"

IDSkoT
11-17-2008, 11:04 PM
"$50.00 a unit."

Well, you said 2 units of 5'x9' sheets. I don't know how big a unit is. I'm assuming one unit = one sheet.

BTW 1/2" MDF flexes like MAD. I have a dual chambered enclosure I built for my subs, .75 cuft / sub, made out of 1/2" MDF. It definitely has some nice flex on it.

ABSOLUTEAUDIO
11-17-2008, 11:06 PM
I only use 1/2" for door plates or small amp rack's. Not enclosures, well maybe for 8" woofers:wow:

wasted ink
11-17-2008, 11:06 PM
Well, you said 2 units of 5'x9' sheets. I don't know how big a unit is. I'm assuming one unit = one sheet.

BTW 1/2" MDF flexes like MAD. I have a dual chambered enclosure I built for my subs, .75 cuft / sub, made out of 1/2" MDF. It definitely has some nice flex on it.


why would you build boxes out of 1/2"

...

Rashaddd
11-17-2008, 11:09 PM
How many sheets = a unit?

who cares if its 1/2" if you get it cheap enough that you could tripple up everywhere and still pay less than 3/8" costs

bryce-man
11-17-2008, 11:10 PM
... if he wanted to build with them.. he would double baffle everything
simple
and he would have 1 inch walls instead of 1/2 or like most ppl 3/4
:D
not that hard to think guys.. come on

edit: ^^ kinda beat me to it lol

wasted ink
11-17-2008, 11:12 PM
... if he wanted to build with them.. he would double baffle everything
simple
and he would have 1 inch walls instead of 1/2 or like most ppl 3/4
:D
not that hard to think guys.. come on

edit: ^^ kinda beat me to it lol

that was my first thought, but i was waiting on op to respond.. i wanted to know if he was really planning on making boxes out of 1/2"

alvitae
11-17-2008, 11:18 PM
Why I would build boxes out of 1/2 inch is because of the price. That cheap I'll just double them up to 1 inch. 1 inch is plenty strong.

I think a unit has about 50 sheets iirc so for 1 dollar a sheet I think it's a good score.

Rashaddd
11-17-2008, 11:53 PM
Why I would build boxes out of 1/2 inch is because of the price. That cheap I'll just double them up to 1 inch. 1 inch is plenty strong.

I think a unit has about 50 sheets iirc so for 1 dollar a sheet I think it's a good score.

omfg what I could do with 50 sheets of MDF...where the fvck are you getting a deal like this?

alvitae
11-18-2008, 01:44 AM
Rashaddd.
It's from a place that gets the mdf as cover sheets, Protecting other shipments. So they don't have it as inventory and are tired of storing it.
Some of the corners have dings etc. But it is 5 feet by 9 so it's still good even if I have to nip a little here and there.

GAM3OVR
11-18-2008, 01:47 AM
Umm I get 49 X 121 of 3/4 for $43.12

alvitae
11-18-2008, 01:51 AM
Umm I get 49 X 121 of 3/4 for $43.12

I realize I worded it wrong now. I'm a carpenter so I just assume others knew that a unit when it comes to wood doesn't mean one. It means the whole stack that they ship.

Like when they cut the bands off the big stack at home depot. That is a unit. So basically it's about $1.00 a sheet.

ngsm13
11-18-2008, 01:52 AM
Ok...

nG

Rashaddd
11-18-2008, 01:56 AM
Rashaddd.
It's from a place that gets the mdf as cover sheets, Protecting other shipments. So they don't have it as inventory and are tired of storing it.
Some of the corners have dings etc. But it is 5 feet by 9 so it's still good even if I have to nip a little here and there.

<--jealous

see if they have any warehouses or anything in my area :)

alvitae
11-18-2008, 02:00 AM
<--jealous

see if they have any warehouses or anything in my area :)

ygpm

jdawg
11-18-2008, 02:05 AM
Rashaddd.
It's from a place that gets the mdf as cover sheets, Protecting other shipments. So they don't have it as inventory and are tired of storing it.
Some of the corners have dings etc. But it is 5 feet by 9 so it's still good even if I have to nip a little here and there.

You sure its mdf and not particle board? I know what you are talking about and alot of places us particle board for protection

alvitae
11-18-2008, 02:06 AM
You sure its mdf and not particle board? I know what you are talking about and alot of places us particle board for protection

Nah, It's mdf. I grabbed 12 sheets of the 3/4 this weekend.

jdawg
11-18-2008, 02:07 AM
Nah, It's mdf. I grabbed 12 sheets of the 3/4 this weekend.

cool

captaincheesey
11-18-2008, 02:10 AM
see if there are any around me if you would. 47711 yo.

IDSkoT
11-18-2008, 02:50 AM
...

I was young and dumb. Not to mention size restraints were an issue.

I'm rebuilding the box soon.

And I was exaggerating... it doesn't flex much. 300WRMS / sub isn't too much flexing 'till higher levels.

wasted ink
11-18-2008, 10:21 AM
thats the same way i get my mdf for free. it comes as seperaters in the units.. and they just toss them out.. so i take em