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So i am debating what to build my box for my 15" btl. They are all 3/4". Recommendations?
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The box is gonna be 4.1 cubes net... Also im mounting my one back seat to the box... I need the absolute STRONGEST material
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Birch. I use it because it's lighter and makes far less of a mess.
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Birch is lighter/easier/Stronger then MDF, but i have no experience with Oak.
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oak plywood? I've never heard of anyone using oak ply for a subwoofer box.
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Ya i know... Just threw it out there cuz it was next to birch and the other hardwoods
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I love the red oak plywood at our menards. Use the cheapest out of birch or oak.
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is oak heavier? what's the strength to weight ratio? price?
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oak is nice if it is 12 ply. birch is my 1st choice just because it is 8$ less a sheet than oak.
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oak birch and all other hardwood plys are cabinit grade plywood with a vineer them or a very thin strip of the hardwood its looks not strenght you could save money and just use cabinit grade plywood differance is cabinit grade is smooth and flat not warped like cheap plywood but over all i use birch cause i like the look if its getting carpeted then cabinet grade
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