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    Simple box with 1/2 MDF

    Can I use 1/2 inch instead of 3/4th?

    Its just going to be 12 x 12 ish for a single ten.







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    Re: Simple box with 1/2 MDF

    as long as its no high end 10 with hundreds of watts, you'll be fine.




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    Re: Simple box with 1/2 MDF

    Quote Originally Posted by jmanpc View Post
    as long as its no high end 10 with hundreds of watts, you'll be fine.

    Or you can get away with it if you brace it internally.



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    Re: Simple box with 1/2 MDF

    as long there are sum bracing and the sub not being a high excursion sub.



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    Re: Simple box with 1/2 MDF

    ok thank you. its just a kicker compvr powered by an Alpine mono block 400 series. Nothing crazy. thank you




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    Re: Simple box with 1/2 MDF

    Is 3/4" that expensive?

    Its like 6 bucks for the small sheets



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    Re: Simple box with 1/2 MDF

    Quote Originally Posted by Skip01 View Post
    Is 3/4" that expensive?

    Its like 6 bucks for the small sheets
    I thought the same thing. But then I thought back to high school when I was broke as hell. If I had some 1/2" around I might have used it then too. If you're buying a new sheet of wood just go for the 3/4" and spend a few extra bucks.




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    Re: Simple box with 1/2 MDF

    but then you also save some space with 1/2" on each side so he can have a smaller box. If it's that small of box, 1 brace, if any, are needed.




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    Re: Simple box with 1/2 MDF

    Quote Originally Posted by adas View Post
    but then you also save some space with 1/2" on each side so he can have a smaller box. If it's that small of box, 1 brace, if any, are needed.
    haha...with a 12x12x12 box im sure the 1/4" hes saving isnt gonna matter



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    Re: Simple box with 1/2 MDF

    maybe hes a racer and wants it to be light



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    Re: Simple box with 1/2 MDF

    Quote Originally Posted by Skip01 View Post
    haha...with a 12x12x12 box im sure the 1/4" hes saving isnt gonna matter
    maybe he drives a Yaris, or a smart car?

    Just one reason to, that and saving a few pounds. No reason to use thicker wood if the 1/2" won't flex!




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    Re: Simple box with 1/2 MDF

    Its going in the back of my Grand National. Weight isnt an issue, but I bought 1/2 a couple weeks ago without re-looking to see what size I needed. I might just use the 1/2 to build and amp rack and buy 3/4 for the box.

    How would I brace it if I did use the 1/2?

    thanks guys




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    Re: Simple box with 1/2 MDF

    Quote Originally Posted by ledzeppac View Post
    Its going in the back of my Grand National. Weight isnt an issue, but I bought 1/2 a couple weeks ago without re-looking to see what size I needed. I might just use the 1/2 to build and amp rack and buy 3/4 for the box.

    How would I brace it if I did use the 1/2?

    thanks guys
    There are a few ways to efficiently brace a box for less flex.

    1. Dowells. Use dowell rods to make cross braces, glue each and screw each end with one screw. Use multiple dowells in multiple directions to make the most efficient bracing.

    2. Strips of wood. The same way you would use dowells.

    3. All-Thread. A piece of threaded steel rod that you would run through the box and use nuts and washers to control the flex.

    Hope this sheds some light on your situation.




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    Re: Simple box with 1/2 MDF

    coat the inside with fiberglas resin....won't have to worry about $#!t



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    Re: Simple box with 1/2 MDF

    Quote Originally Posted by Buckshot View Post
    There are a few ways to efficiently brace a box for less flex.

    1. Dowells. Use dowell rods to make cross braces, glue each and screw each end with one screw. Use multiple dowells in multiple directions to make the most efficient bracing.

    2. Strips of wood. The same way you would use dowells.

    3. All-Thread. A piece of threaded steel rod that you would run through the box and use nuts and washers to control the flex.

    Hope this sheds some light on your situation.
    If he puts any of those in a 1/2" box ill just bust out laughing


    Can you imagine all-thread being used in a 1/2" box....that would be hilarious



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