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    Is plywood good.

    Is plywood a good type of wood to construct a sealed box for 2 12" subs?



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    Re: Is plywood good.

    no. medium density fiberboard, aka mdf




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    Re: Is plywood good.

    So plywood is not an option?



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    Re: Is plywood good.

    not a very good one...




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    Re: Is plywood good.

    If you would like it to fall apart, it is a great idea.





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    Re: Is plywood good.

    Quote Originally Posted by iceteebone
    no. medium density fiberboard, aka mdf
    So can I just get this at any lumber yard? Along with woodglue and screws?



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    Re: Is plywood good.

    Home Depot carries MDF.



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    Re: Is plywood good.

    Plywood will flex under pressure, go with the .75" MDF or if your lumber yard doesnt carry it use High Density Particle Board <--- just dont let it get wet or it will swell.



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    Re: Is plywood good.

    No, lumberyards are completely against screws and glue. They feel it's harmful and heartless to ever harm the wood with glue and screws. I highly doubt they would carry products like that.




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    Re: Is plywood good.

    just go into home depot and you should be fine mang...

    most fine lumber yards should sell it



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    Re: Is plywood good.

    Lot of wacky info in this thread.

    True void-free, cabinet grade 3/4" ply is excellent material for speaker enclosures. However, at $45 a sheet it's more than double what MDF costs. So it's a value question, not a structural one. But if you properly brace the enclosure, baltic birch or similar furniture grade plywood is primo stuff - if you afford the price tag.




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    Re: Is plywood good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Frost
    True void-free, cabinet grade 3/4" ply is excellent material for speaker enclosures. However, at $45 a sheet it's more than double what MDF costs. So it's a value question, not a structural one. But if you properly brace the enclosure, baltic birch or similar furniture grade plywood is primo stuff - if you afford the price tag.
    Agreed.

    However, you'll find the majority of perfectly acceptable quality enclosures are built out of MDF. Dollar for dollar it makes a much better box than comparably priced plywood. Can you use normal, everyday CDX-grade ply? Yep. You sure can. Would that $15~$18/sheet be better applied buying MDF? Yep. Sure would.



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    Re: Is plywood good.

    Let us know when it's done, post pics, let us know how those pioneers sound.




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    Re: Is plywood good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Frost
    Lot of wacky info in this thread.

    True void-free, cabinet grade 3/4" ply is excellent material for speaker enclosures. However, at $45 a sheet it's more than double what MDF costs. So it's a value question, not a structural one. But if you properly brace the enclosure, baltic birch or similar furniture grade plywood is primo stuff - if you afford the price tag.



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    Re: Is plywood good.

    alright, well my grandpa is helping me with the project, he is more experienced with wood working. He told me 1/4-1/2 inch plywood (most likely ill be getting 1/2), finished on both sides. and to get 6 two-by-twos that are 6 or 8 feet long to brace the box.. and of course, wood glue and screws... Im not really sure on what he plans on doing with the two-by-twos. SO you guys think I will be safe?



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