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Kyle.
05-23-2009, 01:29 PM
What is the correct/ strongest way to build a box?

I have always built them using 2" Dry wall screws. Then Sealing all the seams with calking.

But someone told me that using a nail gun and glue works to?

Would i have to put glue on all the peices then Nail together? and wouldnt The Vibrations form the box cause the box to break/pull apart?

Help me out, I'm confused.

91Chevy
05-23-2009, 01:49 PM
Just glue is plenty. The glue itself is stronger than the wood you're gluing. If you want you can use a nail gun or screws, but if you glue it and clamp it nice and tight, that's all you need.

Kyle.
05-23-2009, 02:31 PM
So just using lots of glue would be strong enough?

Any specific glue?

91Chevy
05-23-2009, 02:36 PM
Wood Glue :D

Kyle.
05-23-2009, 02:40 PM
Wood Glue :D

Haha Well That's a given, but any specific brands?

91Chevy
05-23-2009, 03:12 PM
Haha Well That's a given, but any specific brands?

Doesn't matter. Glue is glue.:p: I just bought the cheapest stuff, worked awesome.

GearGuy2001
05-23-2009, 03:21 PM
Doesn't matter. Glue is glue.:p: I just bought the cheapest stuff, worked awesome.

Most prefer Titebond III

Walled_Taurus
05-23-2009, 03:30 PM
For the strongest box construction. I would do titebond original or 3 if you want to pay for it brad nails and 1-1/4 drywall srews 1 every 4inches usually a good rule of thump. And then the for the final glass the inside of the box. But just make sure your cuts are good and seem up really nice.

You build a box using this method i guarantee you it will not break from pressure only from dropping it or something else thats major-lee catastrophic.

csu87
05-23-2009, 11:09 PM
that liquid nails stuff is pretty good. i use it along with a brad nailer to tack the boards together, then use clamps and screws to make sure everything is tight. then caulk up everything
i did some test for a school project on the liquid nails and it withstood about 1000 pounds when being pulled apart.

xNaStYx
05-23-2009, 11:14 PM
The glue itself is stronger than the wood you're gluing

x2 The wood is going to break before the glue does

mlstrass
05-23-2009, 11:20 PM
Have you NOT been using glue before? TB II and 1 5/8" drywall screws every 4-6" will work. Don't get closer then 1 1/2" from the ends or you risk splitting the MDF. Also predrill with a 3/32" bit...

Kyle.
05-23-2009, 11:23 PM
Have you NOT been using glue before? TB II and 1 5/8" drywall screws every 4-6" will work. Don't get closer then 1 1/2" from the ends or you risk splitting the MDF. Also predrill with a 3/32" bit...


I always Used screws and calking.

jdawg
05-23-2009, 11:38 PM
http://www.audiojunkies.com/blog/346/best-wood-glue-wood-glue-showdown

PioneerSPL1990
05-24-2009, 12:18 AM
i disagree with glue is enough for spl aplications. i used liquid nails construction adhesive and cementboard screws, then caulk the inside edges. mdf if submitted to enough pressure or vibration can come apart in layers, and yea i know the difference between plywood,birch, nova, chip board, and MDF. my box is doubled MDF and offset joints and it still breaks and backs out screws. i'de use at least a screw every 6 inches or less. if its got a big port it doesnt matter as much. just predrill when going into the edge of plywood or clamp it when putting the screw in it will split of you dont.

kush-divinity
05-24-2009, 09:50 AM
Use TB2 and don't worry. Brads are fine, but I use screws. And clamp it all up BEFORE I screw.
And have not blew a bow out yet.