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Pilgrims
03-17-2005, 03:22 PM
I know the general supplies for constructing a box, but i want the exact of what i need. I know glue and sealent is needed as well as screws.

The things i don't know...
-what kind and what size screws?
-what wood glue has the strongest bond ever?(is it gorilla glue?)
-what caulk is best at sealing up the inside of the box?(liquid nails caulk?)

if someone could answer these from experience, i would appreciate it. :)

bumpn_gt
03-17-2005, 03:32 PM
I always use the cheap clear silicone, gorilla glue, and some efty screws.....

never had a box come apart or have air leaks yet....most of the time I can't even get the screws out of the box if I want to take it apart, lol

JimJ
03-17-2005, 03:34 PM
Coarse-thread drywall screws...

Pilgrims
03-17-2005, 03:35 PM
Coarse-thread drywall screws...

what size though?

bumpn_gt
03-17-2005, 03:37 PM
I use 1.25" screws......they work very well.....I use 1" on the subwoofer mounting

SPL140.2
03-17-2005, 03:38 PM
I like to use a good high quality wood glue, 1.5" sheetrock screws, and clear window caulk in a sqeezable tube<--- its a litter easier for me! sorry bout the spellin errors. :p:

Pilgrims
03-17-2005, 03:38 PM
I use 1.25" screws......they work very well.....I use 1" on the subwoofer mounting

cool thanks man. and for the screws for the sub, it came with it so im already set for that part :)

Moe Lester
03-17-2005, 05:11 PM
use 1 5/8" screws, 1 1/4" barely go into the 2nd sheet. also, pick up some wood glue. gorilla glue is NOT the same. Titebond wood glue is excellent. get some 100% pure silicone for sealing it up inside, but if you cut it well enough and use enough glue you shouldnt have to worry about this.

Pilgrims
03-17-2005, 07:31 PM
use 1 5/8" screws, 1 1/4" barely go into the 2nd sheet. also, pick up some wood glue. gorilla glue is NOT the same. Titebond wood glue is excellent. get some 100% pure silicone for sealing it up inside, but if you cut it well enough and use enough glue you shouldnt have to worry about this.

ill look for titebond, ive never heard of it before. thanks for the info :)

InhumanAcura
03-17-2005, 08:02 PM
ill look for titebond, ive never heard of it before. thanks for the info :)

you can get a gallon for the price of gorilla glue

Pilgrims
03-17-2005, 08:52 PM
you can get a gallon for the price of gorilla glue

ill def. be getting that then..

so i need...
mdf
titebond
1 5/8" screws
caulk

ANeonRider
03-17-2005, 08:54 PM
I use MDF dust and wood glue instead of silicon.

Pilgrims
03-17-2005, 08:57 PM
I use MDF dust and wood glue instead of silicon.

could i use the mdf dust and the silicon just to be safe?

ANeonRider
03-17-2005, 09:54 PM
Silicon and must dust won't mix together as well.

Moe Lester
03-17-2005, 10:29 PM
This is the stuff I prefer.

http://img97.exs.cx/img97/3503/p10100554jx.jpg

Get a nice clean bead along the edge, then gently smooth it with your finger and you will get a nice line down the corner.
http://img97.exs.cx/img97/7311/p10100567ut.jpg