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    Okay, I'm going to be building a sealed box soon. It should be about 1.375 ft^3 net for each sub. (two type-r's @ 2-ohms.)

    So today, I bought a 4'x8' sheet of mdf, contact cement for the carpet, and PowerGrab glue. I also have a whole bunch of drywall screws.

    Am I missing anything? My dad has a woodshop in the garage, so I have a table saw, router, jigsaw, clamps, etc etc.

    Also, any tips would be appreciated for this build. ie. rounding the corners, aye or nay? Would it be worth it to buy some chaulk and seal the inside corners? will I need any bracing?

    Oh, before I forget, how do you seal the hole for the speaker terminal caps? I'm also installing springback handles on the sides to make it a little easier to carry so any suggestions on sealing those would be helpful.

    if you're curious, this is my box design:



    ignore the measurments, the box will be slightly larger than that.







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    Re: building box soon, am i missing anything?

    only thing your missing is liquid nail, unless your using contact cement to bond the wood while using screws, best bet is to use liquid nail though, its "flexible" and makes an extremely solid connection, i've broke the wood before i broke the joint when using liquid nail.



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    Re: building box soon, am i missing anything?

    I would use wood glue over liquid nails. Wood glue chemically bonds the wood, screws are just to hold the wood together while the glue dries. With that center divider, no bracing should be needed. Also, silicone of caulk will work fine for sealing the seams, but if its built correctly, no sealant should be needed. Make sure to countersink the screws also. Use the silicone for sealing up the holes for terminal cups and carrying handles as well. And a tip, construct the entire box except the top or front, then seal all the seams, then seal put that piece on.




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    Re: building box soon, am i missing anything?

    i've used both, but liquid nails seems a better bond in my experience.



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    Re: building box soon, am i missing anything?

    Hmm, I don't see why it'd be unless you had gaps.The wood should and will tear apart before the bond breaks. (i've had some fun tearing apart boxes).

    But everyone has their pref. I don't think it matters all that much as long as it works properly for you.



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    Re: building box soon, am i missing anything?

    Quote Originally Posted by draarong2004
    only thing your missing is liquid nail, unless your using contact cement to bond the wood while using screws, best bet is to use liquid nail though, its "flexible" and makes an extremely solid connection, i've broke the wood before i broke the joint when using liquid nail.
    PowerGrab glue is basically liquid nails. It's construction adhesive.




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    Re: building box soon, am i missing anything?

    You forgot beer
    Its one of the main factors.
    85% install, 10%product and 5% beer




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    Re: building box soon, am i missing anything?

    ^^^^Haha......

    Cut, glue, clamp, beer, cut, meh beer.....yerp. Building boxes is a fun experience I tell ya....



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    Re: building box soon, am i missing anything?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldorado
    You forgot beer
    Its one of the main factors.
    85% install, 10%product and 5% beer
    eh, true, but thats only if its a basic box with no frills



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    Re: building box soon, am i missing anything?

    If the box has 'more frills', it only adds to the install, and probably more beer since it takes longer.




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    Re: building box soon, am i missing anything?

    Quote Originally Posted by squeak12
    If the box has 'more frills', it only adds to the install, and probably more beer since it takes longer.
    i was waitin for someone to redo the percentages...LOL



    more frills = 5% less install, 1% less product and 6% more beer!



    What it do?
    always abide by this simple installation rule
    a larger wire=a cooler wire

    2005 F150 Reg Cab Long Bed
    Headunit: Panisonic c5300 mp3
    Front Speakers: Rockford fosgate FRC-3257 5x7
    Rear Speakers : Rockford fosgate FRC-3257 5x7
    Sub amp: Power Acoustic LT1440/2
    Subs: (2) 12" Kicker 05CompVR's
    Not metered yet!!!1

    My truck
    http://www.sounddomain.com/ride/2385548

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