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Old 11th November 2015, 09:11 AM   #1
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Default Worth it using 3" thick wood for subwoofer enclosure?

Hi. I am trying to design and build a 12" subwoofer enclosure. EVerything is almost ready, I just have some doubts related to the wood thickness. I know that 3/4 MDF is a very good size. My question is if is it worth it going for 1 inch thick or even more crazy, 2 or even 3 inches thick. I have a lot of wood and that's not a problem, as my design evolves layers, I can give the thick that I want. I was willing to experiment with that factor, but does anybody here knows something about this? thanks.
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Old 11th November 2015, 10:28 AM   #2
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No. Crossbracing (between opposite walls) is more effective and uses less wood.
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Old 11th November 2015, 07:36 PM   #3
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That being said if you have the extra wood, it won't hurry anything to double over some of the larger panels.

I us a double baffle all my subwoofer builds at the very least
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Old 11th November 2015, 08:17 PM   #4
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Hi,

3" is completely OTT, and just makes the sub pointlessly a
lot bigger. Effective bracing is a far more sensible approach.

rgds, sreten.
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Old 11th November 2015, 08:20 PM   #5
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Never mind the tunnel you create with that thick of a baffle. 2-layer CLD (18mm or 3/4" is more than enough per layer) + a lot of bracing = happiness.
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It depends if you want to be able to move it easily.
I usually use 18mm plywood with 2" by 2" bracing.
Anywhere on the plywood with more than 6 inches is braced with 2 by 2 as well.
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A 3/4" x 3" brace on edge is stiffer than either a 2 x 2 (or a 2 x 4 on the flat side).
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with MDF, thick might be a good idea ...
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Old 12th November 2015, 07:26 AM   #9
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"with MDF, thick might be a good idea ... "

Braces always beat bulk.
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