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Old 10th January 2004, 09:01 AM   #1
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I am building new towers soon and i am also building a house and there is alot of 22mm flooring chipboard left over which i can have for free, it is not like normal chipboard as it is designed with waterproof glue and more compacted fibres. how would this substance go as used in box constuction, also due to the cut eges being rough i thought id just use some epoxy resin to fill edges etc.
would this be good for constuction or would i be better off with some 18mm MDF which i also have alot of.
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Old 10th January 2004, 09:16 AM   #2
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Flooring grade chipboard used to be the material for making
speakers before MDF was available at a reasonable price.

Getting a good painted finish is almost impossible,
so veneering, real wood or vinyl is the only choice.

My Father didn't like me using the stuff as it blunted
his circular saw blade in double quick time.

Multiple braced 18mm MDF is probably easier.

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Old 10th January 2004, 09:41 AM   #3
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well i was planning on using some sort of veneer so smooth finish is no problen and besideds i could use filler etc on the whole thing to give good smooth finish.

But other than working and constuction qualities what acoustic qualities does the chipwood have in relation to that of MDF
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AFAIK its basically stiffer but has less damping than MDF.

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Old 10th January 2004, 01:02 PM   #5
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thanks sreten, ill just use my MDF then, maybe ill use the flooring chipboard as bracing or some form of reinforcing due to its rigidness.
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Old 11th January 2004, 08:16 PM   #6
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Possibly use MDF for the cabinet sides, top and bottom,
and use the Chipboard for inset front and back panels.

In fact 22mm chipboard + 18mm MDF front panel, 18mm
MDF sides/top/bottom and 22mm chipboard back panel
sounds reasonable to me, with some added bracing.

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