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Old 5th March 2013, 06:57 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Wooden frame and veener wood with foam inside, would this work?


I'm a newbie and considering a few cheap options for the enclosure of my soon to be made first loudspeakers ever. I've read about cardboard enclosures, kinda tempting but I'm curious about using just a light wooden frame, foam and veneer.

Could this work if you spray enough foam in the enclosure? (and what kind of foam is recommended by the way?)
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Old 5th March 2013, 09:34 PM   #2
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We have been having a lot of fun using the Foam Core board from out local dollar store. The trick is to use it in instances where you don't have a pressure build up or large panels ie: large vented enclosures, spiral horns etc.

When you say spray are you talking expanding foam in a can sprayed inside a lightweight shell of an enclosure?
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Old 9th March 2013, 07:42 PM   #3
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"When you say spray are you talking expanding foam in a can sprayed inside a lightweight shell of an enclosure?" Yes this is what I had in mind.

But I kind of changed my mind and I think going for some kind of plywood will not cost me more, it will be ugly for sure, but at least if I am happy with the result I still can veneer it later...

What you said about foamboard is interesting and I will be shipping some stuff by plane to me soon and I think I will use polyethylene to protect what I will be sending. As it will be kind of big I think I will be able to use the polyethylene plaques to make enclosures for my speakers (at least to give it a try!). Not the same kind of foam you were referring to but it might be worth a try (and anyway it's either that or throwing it away....).
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