View Full Version : Steps in Box making

05-15-2005, 01:26 AM
Hey, so I have been trying to figure out what all needs to be done to make a box. Like what I need and how I should make it. But the box I want to make is the RE ported box on the site (www.reaudio.com). But I am still not sure on how to do it. Should I just go by what they have on there site. And what materials do I need to make it sound the best. And how do you tune a Box? I also wanted to cover the box in sheets of carbon fiber, it will be going in my WRX so I think it will look pretty cool. So if any one could lead me in the right direction, please let me know. Chief

05-15-2005, 01:56 AM
thts a perty decent project, Id help you ther but i lack that sort of knowledge........tho I want to do a carbon box as well..

05-15-2005, 12:05 PM
Yeah, I think the carbon fiber is a really wicked idea. Chief

05-15-2005, 11:05 PM
Who on here could give me the plans for the reaudio.com box for a single sub. Or make a design for a better box to go in a 04 WRX sedan. Chief

05-15-2005, 11:33 PM
just build the box with the exact dimensions on the site... i did and it turned out fine.. use would glue, MDF wood, and inch-2inch screws and you'll be set

05-15-2005, 11:52 PM
I think he wants to know how big to make the port to tune it to 32hz or whatever the recommended is for them subs

05-17-2005, 10:19 PM
No thats not it they have different dimensions for different tuning's. Since I havent had to much experience with wood and such, I more or less wanted plans with step by step instructions and if I should glue the whole box together then screw. Chief

05-17-2005, 10:25 PM
well every box ive seen built, the piece is glued and brad nailed or stapled down then once the box is completed it has a silicon seal run on the inside seams

05-17-2005, 10:32 PM
what does the silicone seam do? Chief

05-17-2005, 10:35 PM
keeps it together...lots of pressure is mounted up inside the box...so the silicone helps keep it together...

05-17-2005, 10:40 PM
no i think the silicon is to seal the box up and make sure there are no air leaks

05-17-2005, 10:43 PM
no i think the silicon is to seal the box up and make sure there are no air leaks


the silicone forms no bond at all. you could literally peel it off.

05-17-2005, 11:18 PM
right it is to seal it so no air leaks out. its not an adhesive really its for airtight factors. Only air you want leaving is through your port.

05-17-2005, 11:27 PM
Screw six pieces of wood together and cut a hole in it ... Done

No need for glue, silicone, ports, etc.

sarcasm i'm hoping?

05-17-2005, 11:41 PM
you can't lose something you never had

05-18-2005, 10:15 PM
On reaudio's site, it shows you have to cut a 11.15 inch circle to drop the sub in. How should I go about doing this. I thought I could use a compass to make the circle. Anybody have any suggestions. Oh yeah, today I built the reaudio's box for the 12 and it is to big for my trunk, so I am going to either need a smaller one or take out the back seat and slide it in, any thoughts on that one. Chief

05-18-2005, 10:21 PM
Oh, something that happened to me while I was building the box was when I pre-drilled the holes then screwed the screws in they split the wood. The screws were 1 1/2 #8 or #6 not for sure so I used nails instead. Where can I buy resin to coat the box with it to help seal it better? Chief

05-18-2005, 10:48 PM
thats why the pros use a nail gun instead of screws ;) cheapest place to buy resin is a boat supply shop but homedepot carries it too. I was actually considering putting a layer of fiber over my entire box too since Im doing the front of the box out of fiberglass. Think it improves anything?