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    Box Building Charge

    What would anyone here charge for a 3.5 cu ft sealed box with routed edges primed and painted not covered with carpet or anything so it would have to look good.







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    Re: Box Building Charge

    i just built that except ported. routered and painted. $85




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    Quote Originally Posted by terra View Post
    i just built that except ported. routered and painted. $85
    Thats what you charged or what it cost you for materials?

    I forgot to mention needs to be 1" MDF.....




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    Quote Originally Posted by only126db View Post
    Thats what you charged or what it cost you for materials?

    I forgot to mention needs to be 1" MDF.....
    Why does it need to be 1" MDF?




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    Re: Box Building Charge

    Quote Originally Posted by only126db View Post
    Thats what you charged or what it cost you for materials?

    I forgot to mention needs to be 1" MDF.....
    thats what i charged.




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    Materials would cost me about $20 for the wood (not too sure about 1" MDF though and it wouldn't be needed for a 3.5 cube sealed enclosure), $2 for the glue, ~$3 wear and tear on tools, and then about $10-30 on the paint depending on what type of paint you wanted.

    That totals to about $45 +$10 in just materials. Then I would consider what type of finish that was requested to decide how much I would take from the transaction. If it was a basic spray can finish, I would charge about $40 for my time and effort. If it was a gloss finish of some sort or something that required a ton of sanding and finishing, the price could go up to $100 for my time as it can be a lot of work to get a nice finish.

    So for somebody local, it could come out to only about $85 for a basic job or up to about $160 for a nicer finish.

    That's the process I would go through when deciding what to charge. I will only do local work though so I would have no idea what to expect from shipping.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Immacomputer View Post
    Materials would cost me about $20 for the wood (not too sure about 1" MDF though and it wouldn't be needed for a 3.5 cube sealed enclosure), $2 for the glue, ~$3 wear and tear on tools, and then about $10-30 on the paint depending on what type of paint you wanted.

    That totals to about $45 +$10 in just materials. Then I would consider what type of finish that was requested to decide how much I would take from the transaction. If it was a basic spray can finish, I would charge about $40 for my time and effort. If it was a gloss finish of some sort or something that required a ton of sanding and finishing, the price could go up to $100 for my time as it can be a lot of work to get a nice finish.

    So for somebody local, it could come out to only about $85 for a basic job or up to about $160 for a nicer finish.

    That's the process I would go through when deciding what to charge. I will only do local work though so I would have no idea what to expect from shipping.
    Well the 1" MDF is because its for a TC3000 (appr. 50lbs) running off of 1200 rms




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    Quote Originally Posted by only126db View Post
    Well the 1" MDF is because its for a TC3000 (appr. 50lbs) running off of 1200 rms
    you wont need 1" mdf for that. if anything, just do a double baffle on it.



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    Re: Box Building Charge

    you don't need 1" mdf i don't know who told you that



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    Quote Originally Posted by only126db View Post
    Well the 1" MDF is because its for a TC3000 (appr. 50lbs) running off of 1200 rms
    so?

    3/4" will be plenty in a sealed box.



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    Quote Originally Posted by only126db View Post
    Well the 1" MDF is because its for a TC3000 (appr. 50lbs) running off of 1200 rms
    A well built and braced 3/4" MDF enclosure for that sub off of that power will be stronger, last longer, and will be cheaper than a 1" MDF enclosure with no internal bracing. Proper bracing will not affect the sound in a negative way at all.



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