View Full Version : Can I use sheet rock?

08-01-2003, 11:49 PM
I have an over abundance of a bunch of sheet rock (dry wall) and want to know if its possible to make boxes out of it. I'm mainly talking about home audio enclosures right now, but if I can start making mobile audio boxes with the stuff too.. it'd be a good way to use what I have.

So if anyone has any experiance using sheet rock to build enclosures, tell me what happened. I'm thinking if I use a LOT of bracing, or even go crazy and put another complete layer of sheet rock on it, that it should be ok. Just tell me what you know. Thanks.

Oh.. and if anyone can help me make some home audio tower enclosures.. hit me up on that too. Thanks guys!

08-02-2003, 12:25 AM
doesnt sheet rock crumble really easy?i dont think it would be too good, but who knows

08-02-2003, 12:28 AM
Sheet rock, dont know about that, if your going to brace it that much you might as well just get some MDF. As for TL boxes, dont quote me on this but i believe Ramos know a little about them.

John P.
08-03-2003, 01:27 PM
I wouldn't. It's heavy and brittle. Use MDF.

08-03-2003, 08:45 PM
even if properly braced and everything, the vibrations from the subs would make it crumble

08-04-2003, 01:46 AM
I think you should make a box or two and burp that **** with like 2000 watts, just to see a box blow up!

08-05-2003, 08:14 AM
Sheet rock................NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOO :D It makes for a cool special effect when your box blows apart :D Other than that. I would steer clear. It's to brittle.

What kind of home enclosures you looking to build ? :)

08-05-2003, 08:22 AM
Maybe as a cover for the box, it might look just nifty..:)

08-06-2003, 03:51 PM
ummmm NO... Use MDF or Fiberglass... Sheetrock would crack, crumble and or just blow apart.. The sheer weight of most of the subs would break a sheet of sheetrock...

08-06-2003, 04:00 PM
Thanks for all the replies guys! I guess I'll just have to buy some MDF. It cant be that expensive. I think I WILL make some boxes just to blow up. :-D That would be sweet... but cleaning up will be a pain. I'll vid it if I can.

Ramos.. I'm just wanting some basic tower enclosures with a sub, and a few other speakers for mids and highs. I just need some design help and some questions answered. Get back with me if you can.

Thanks again everyone

08-06-2003, 04:52 PM
I'll look for ya on aim if I ever get to go home :D :)