Originally Posted by doug118
I've rear through all of the birch threads and saw a couple of people say 1/2" birch is just as strong as 3/4" mdf. How many people have been able to use 1/2" birch? I'm getting ready to build a 4th order and 3/4" birch is $59.99 per sheet locally. I'm only running 2 sa-12's on ~1500 watts. Will 1/2" hold up or do I need 3/4"?
1st do NOT believe 1/2" is as strong as 3/4"
2nd it is much harder to shoot a nail or drive a screw into the side of 1/2" without having a shiner
3rd, your glue surface is 33% less with 1/2 than 3/4.
So in short, don't cheap out, get 3/4"