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    Icon32 MDF board help no 1in available

    Ok Im running 4 15in dc lvl 3 subs. Im getting ready to build a box so I call the local
    lumber store and they don't carry 1in mdf, So I called Lowes and Home Depot and they don't carry it either. So should I build my box out of 3/4 and then go back over it again with more 3/4mdf?? Or should I buy 1/2mdf and do the same thing...

    Or how would yall make the boxes walls at lest 1in thick? What does that extra 1/4in
    really add to the structure of the box vs just a 3/4in box??
    Like I could double the side where the subs mount to make it stronger so it would
    support the subs better I dont know

    All the boxes Iv ever built were 3/4in mdf



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    Re: MDF board help no 1in available

    Good bracing will do, IMO. 1" MDF is pretty rare. If you're afraid, just encase it with another 3/4" layer.

    3/4" MDF is actually pretty rare around here... only one Home Depot in like a 10 mile radius carries it.



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    Re: MDF board help no 1in available

    you dont really need 1 inch mdf some nice bracing will do the same thing



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    Re: MDF board help no 1in available

    Quote Originally Posted by IDSkoT View Post
    Good bracing will do, IMO. 1" MDF is pretty rare. If you're afraid, just encase it with another 3/4" layer.
    **** it IDsKoT beat me to it



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    Re: MDF board help no 1in available

    I was planning on using all-thread to keep the flexing down



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    Re: MDF board help no 1in available

    i would do the 3/4" doubled up on the mounting baffle and brace it up good for the rest of the box



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    after i explained to him there's more to a proper box than boards and glue and he should practice before trying to sell boxes to others

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    Re: MDF board help no 1in available

    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted_0912 View Post
    **** it IDsKoT beat me to it


    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepjones85 View Post
    I was planning on using all-thread to keep the flexing down
    I say, use dowels, and glue them bishes on the inside... or if you have a router, make some nice looking square braces with crosses in the middle, or multiple crosses. I think dowels are better, though.

    Oh, and BTW, you might want to kind of change the design of the box so that weight is distributed equally. This will help with flexing.



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    Re: MDF board help no 1in available

    Thanks for the info



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    Re: MDF board help no 1in available

    I'm surprised it's so hard for you guys to find 1" MDF. Nearly every lumber yard I called carries it for around 30-40 bucks a sheet.



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    Re: MDF board help no 1in available

    we dont have lumber yards here....just stores that carry wood



    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    if u need a box...I'l taked 3 years of shop class so i know what im doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
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    after i told him that customers would care about the looks of the box

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    Re: MDF board help no 1in available

    Quote Originally Posted by bonesninja View Post
    we dont have lumber yards here....just stores that carry wood
    ^^^

    I live in Miami... and for some reason, wooden anything isn't really popular. Probably because of the rain? There are no lumber yards... just Home Depot & Lowes.



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