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    Building a sub box

    I'm going to be building my sub box for my 2 12in RE SX's. This thing JUST fits in the trunk of my car lol. The box is going to be 4ft@30Hz. I'm hoping to pick up my MDF tomorrow. For how big the box is going to be, i'm only going be paying $50 for all the MDF. It's 3/4in thick. So what kinda stuff will I need to use to put it together? Glue? Screws?





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    Re: Building a sub box

    Screws for sure, a bit to predrill the holes for the screws. Probably glue, unless you're like me and use like 60,000 screws. And once again, glue/silicone/caulk to run over the seams after it's built.



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    Re: Building a sub box

    Is there any specific type of glue to use? And length of screws?





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    Re: Building a sub box

    Any wood glue should do. Screw size can be tough, you want about 1.5" length, no drywall screws either, there are screws for wood, ask a guy at Home Depot or where ever, they'll hook you up.



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    Re: Building a sub box

    Sweet. Thanks for the help. Wish me luck in building this box. *i'll probably screw something up lol*





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    Re: Building a sub box

    Heh, it's not too hard, "measure twice, cut once" and take some pics for us!



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    Re: Building a sub box

    I will. I'll be buying this stuff tomorrow then.





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    Re: Building a sub box

    a Nail gun can work fine. But yeah wood glue definately. Why 50 for wood? is it expensive where u at? for me 1 sheet is 22 bux and I just finished a 3 cube box tuned to 33 hz with about 1/3 a sheet left.



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    Re: Building a sub box

    Quote Originally Posted by Beat_Dominator
    Screw size can be tough, you want about 1.5" length, no drywall screws either, there are screws for wood
    Why not?????
    I use 1 5/8" coarse thread sheetrock screws, doesnt matter if you use screws or nails, glue is the key I personally like titebond wood glue and dont forget the silicone
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    Re: Building a sub box

    screws NO MORE than every 4 inches

    closer together than that and your likely to split the wood.



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    Re: Building a sub box

    Quote Originally Posted by Jmac
    Screws take forever ...

    I'm with JMAC on this one, get an air nailer and a compressor. You will most likely cut an hour or two off of the job.



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    Re: Building a sub box

    screw the silicone. I normally get a small 1 litre of resin from CT and resin the inside of the box. That way it is air tight.



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    Re: Building a sub box

    Quote Originally Posted by LightningStryk7
    a Nail gun can work fine. But yeah wood glue definately. Why 50 for wood? is it expensive where u at? for me 1 sheet is 22 bux and I just finished a 3 cube box tuned to 33 hz with about 1/3 a sheet left.
    This is a BIG box. I need 2 sheets of 36inx23.5in for the top and bottom. Like I said before, this box will JUST fit in my trunk. And plus $50 in Canadian Price. Thats probably about $40 US Price. And i'll be getting them to cut all the pieces out that I need from the wood I buy cause I had an incident before using power tools before. And then they'll be shipping the stuff to my house after they are done. So thats all free, I just gotta pay for the wood. But anyways, i'm going to go get my wood now lol.





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    Re: Building a sub box

    I like using Liquid Nails Heavy Duty Construction adhesive and 1.5" drywall screws (dont forget to predrill). The screws pull everything together nice, and the Liquidnails lets you get your bonding and your sealing done in one step.... just use a healthy ammount, and when the stuff squirts out the sides, smooth it down with your finger to seal everything up nice




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    Re: Building a sub box

    Quote Originally Posted by Exaran
    I like using Liquid Nails Heavy Duty Construction adhesive and 1.5" drywall screws (dont forget to predrill). The screws pull everything together nice, and the Liquidnails lets you get your bonding and your sealing done in one step.... just use a healthy ammount, and when the stuff squirts out the sides, smooth it down with your finger to seal everything up nice
    Wood glue is better, It makes a chemical bond with mdf, Liquid nails=crap



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