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azn121184
02-21-2005, 01:23 AM
Hey guys, i just ordered a SE 10" from REAUDIO last friday and since there's no boxes for them, i decided to give it a shot and make my own. Had mdf lying around so i started working today. Got all the measurments right for a 1.25 CF tuned at 35 Hz, and started cutting. That took about 2 hours. Then started to glue/drill screws in and that took another 2 hours. I'm almost done, just need to cut the hole tomorrow and glue that piece in, and carpet it then i'm done. Let me know what u guys think, and if there's any helpful tips/advice, i would really appreciate it!


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/azn121184/sub_box/DSC01762.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/azn121184/sub_box/DSC01763.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/azn121184/sub_box/DSC01764.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/azn121184/sub_box/DSC01765.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/azn121184/sub_box/DSC01766.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/azn121184/sub_box/DSC01767.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/azn121184/sub_box/DSC01768.jpg




I'm really happy with the box, but who knows, i'm just a newbie :crazy:

vosschs
02-21-2005, 01:25 AM
looks pretty nice for the first time

traksta15
02-21-2005, 01:41 AM
looks good, really not a bad job.....what u gonna cover it in (color wise)?

azn121184
02-21-2005, 01:52 AM
looks good, really not a bad job.....what u gonna cover it in (color wise)?


probably just black/grey trunk carpet, do you have any recommendations for me? btw, where would i go purchase that?



I didn't buy terminals for the box, i'm just going to drill the hole thru the box and slip it thru, then carpet over the hole and caulk the hole air tight.

vosschs
02-21-2005, 02:01 AM
wal mart, get the grey 7 bucks

azn121184
02-21-2005, 02:06 AM
cool, now i just need to decide on what amp to power the SE sub that's going into the box.


I really like the fosgater power t1000 monoblock, but at 500-550 it's pretty pricey for my blood =[

Buckshot
02-21-2005, 02:40 AM
wal mart, get the grey 7 bucks


Wheres it at in there mang? Back with all the fabrics? Or in automotive or what!?

azn121184
02-21-2005, 05:44 PM
done with the box today. Cut the hole for it and all i need left is the sub which is getting shipped to me from RE. Need to buy carpet as well, hopefully it'll sound sweet :greedy:



Pictures up when i get home :crazy:

azn121184
02-22-2005, 12:37 AM
Here's the box completed minus the carpet and the sub :(

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/azn121184/sub_box/DSC01774.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/azn121184/sub_box/DSC01772.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/azn121184/sub_box/DSC01771.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/azn121184/sub_box/DSC01770.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/azn121184/sub_box/DSC01773.jpg

req
02-22-2005, 12:54 AM
good box build for sure, just too bad thats not MDF, its is the little cousin - particle board. if that thing gets a DROP of water on it. say goodbye.

dont ever put screws in WITHOUT pre-drilling, or they are comming out.

MDF is WAY denser, and has WICKED small particles. particle board is ALOT more porus, and uses bigger chunks of sawdust.

i dont know how bad it will be for flexing\breaking. but be warned... that box is made of not-the-best material... but looks promising.

let us know how it turns out. im not saying that your box is bad or anyhting, just giving you the heads up - next time look for Medium Density Fiberboard, not just Fiberboard, or Particle board.

MDF - medium density fiberboard (best)
http://www.surlinx.com/MDF-Clear.jpg

particle board, pressboard, fiberboard (not the best)
http://woodmagic.forprod.vt.edu/Kids/Products/img/particle2.jpg

bcarpenterfhl
02-22-2005, 01:09 AM
if particle board is so absorbant, then wouldnt a couple layers of resin really help?

azn121184
02-22-2005, 01:35 AM
good box build for sure, just too bad thats not MDF, its is the little cousin - particle board. if that thing gets a DROP of water on it. say goodbye.

dont ever put screws in WITHOUT pre-drilling, or they are comming out.

MDF is WAY denser, and has WICKED small particles. particle board is ALOT more porus, and uses bigger chunks of sawdust.

i dont know how bad it will be for flexing\breaking. but be warned... that box is made of not-the-best material... but looks promising.

let us know how it turns out. im not saying that your box is bad or anyhting, just giving you the heads up - next time look for Medium Density Fiberboard, not just Fiberboard, or Particle board.

MDF - medium density fiberboard (best)
http://www.surlinx.com/MDF-Clear.jpg

particle board, pressboard, fiberboard (not the best)
http://woodmagic.forprod.vt.edu/Kids/Products/img/particle2.jpg

yea, i realized that today while looking at the wood today at home depot. I'll be building another box but this will suffice for now. Also, i did predrilled the holes as i noticed the first 2 i drilled in had slight cracks in it. I will make a new box and the new pictures will definite be up, hopefully it'll look even more cleaner the 2nd time doing this =]



The only reason i used this instead of the actual mdf sheet that i was about to purchase was because my dad told me he had some at home in the garage, so i put the mdf back. :(

BiaBia
02-22-2005, 01:48 AM
Exactly what the other guy said. If you want, you can put a layer of fiberglass on it, then it'll be super strong and water resistant :)

azn121184
02-22-2005, 02:10 AM
Exactly what the other guy said. If you want, you can put a layer of fiberglass on it, then it'll be super strong and water resistant :)



would that be on the outside of the box? *goes and searches*

Acidburn
02-22-2005, 02:25 AM
to seal the box well, put the fiberglass on the inside
to make the box waterproof, but the fiberglass on the outside

VOA_NIGHTMARE
02-22-2005, 04:05 AM
I just did a box the other night for my sx. And if you want to save time and spend a few extra dollars. ( i do for lack of room and the mess) at lowes, I get the wood. Give the guy my sheet with what I need cut on it. They charge $.25 a cut. Almost everytime they tell me dont worrie about it and only charge me for the wood. And I go home and just put it together. Almost every time it has been on the money as long as my measurments are right. But sometimes I need to sand a piece or so to get it just right but heck for the price and time it saves me its well worth it.

iamamp3pimp
02-22-2005, 04:59 AM
nice looking box therer man. just use some resin on it and it will last u a good long time

peace



next time, make pilot holes tho, it makes everything much easier as well as prevents splitting of the wood

req
02-22-2005, 08:03 AM
I just did a box the other night for my sx. And if you want to save time and spend a few extra dollars. ( i do for lack of room and the mess) at lowes, I get the wood. Give the guy my sheet with what I need cut on it. They charge $.25 a cut. Almost everytime they tell me dont worrie about it and only charge me for the wood. And I go home and just put it together. Almost every time it has been on the money as long as my measurments are right. But sometimes I need to sand a piece or so to get it just right but heck for the price and time it saves me its well worth it.


:rolleyes: not what you told me :emb:


:laugh:

ssj2xxgotenxx
02-22-2005, 11:48 AM
Nice box =P

derek33
02-22-2005, 12:00 PM
I didn't buy terminals for the box, i'm just going to drill the hole thru the box and slip it thru, then carpet over the hole and caulk the hole air tight.

run the wire through the port

TimberJon
02-22-2005, 01:03 PM
Dont use loose fiberglass, if your to layer the outside of the box. Resin-coat the interior lightly, like with a paint roller. just wet it nicely. Then soak fiberglass MAT and apply like paper mache to the outside. fiberglass cloth is way easier to apply than the loose stuff.
2 ounce mat should be fine for your box.

And pre-drill the MDF a bit, dont use elmers glue. Use the Heavy Duty wood glue like ya find at Home depot. That Gorilla glue works pretty good, but i prefer the strong glue just for wood materials.

Don't forget an itty-bitty bit of bracing if you can spare it.

Peace man, waiting to see the new pics!

azn121184
02-22-2005, 02:51 PM
i think i'm gonna build another box and scrap this one, but use it for now and see how it sounds till i finish the build on the other one with mdf. :(

bcarpenterfhl
02-22-2005, 09:05 PM
i think i'm gonna build another box and scrap this one, but use it for now and see how it sounds till i finish the build on the other one with mdf. :(

if you fiberglass everything will be a-okay :thumbsup:

req
02-22-2005, 09:35 PM
i think i'm gonna build another box and scrap this one, but use it for now and see how it sounds till i finish the build on the other one with mdf. :(


good idea. let us know how it sounds :)

azn121184
02-23-2005, 04:00 AM
ehhhhhhhhhhhhhh, i'm not too satisfied with this box, though i only spent a day and a half working on it.


I'll do the mdf version of the same box and see how it sounds, but for now i'm still deciding on an amp to power it, and my sub isn't gonna get shipped from RE till thur/friday of this week...



Any recommendations for amps??!? The ed nine.1 is out of stock not to mention puts out 900 watts rms which is a little too much for the sub since it only handles 600wrms.

I was looking at the fosgate p6001 and its right at 600wrms. Kicker 600.1 is also. Inputs please?




Btw, Req, as for the box flexing, i doubt it will flex much but i'll test it out and keep you updated. The box is pretty **** strong and sturdy. i've jumped on it and nothing. But then again i'm only 140 lbs :p:

Thanks for all the help guys!

iamamp3pimp
02-23-2005, 11:06 AM
viper d600.1 on ebay

azn121184
02-26-2005, 10:00 PM
k guys, so i said i'd give it a try in this box built from particle board. Anyways, **** THIS **** KNOCKS!!!!


i love it...



i put raamat thru the entire trunk/the deck/the doors, now my spoiler wont stop rattling =[

2kchevy06civic
02-26-2005, 10:08 PM
that looks clean for a first box. A lot better then my first box, hahaha

Basshead808
02-26-2005, 10:19 PM
That box is hot, nice and straight cuts. My box cuts are crooked :(

azn121184
02-27-2005, 01:25 PM
That box is hot, nice and straight cuts. My box cuts are crooked :(


that looks clean for a first box. A lot better then my first box, hahaha


thank you :)