1" MDF sources?

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  1. Todd Stout

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    I couldn't find the answer performing a search so I'll just ask.

    Where can I get 1" MDF? I am about to start building a set of Adire Audio Kit 281s and 81s and I'm consdering 1" MDF for the front baffles. I just can't seem to find anything thicker than 3/4" at the local Home Depot and Lowes stores.

    Will there be any advantages to using 1" MDF instead of 3/4" for the front baffles?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Brian Steeves

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    To get 1" or thicker you need to call around to lumber supply houses, the ones that supply cabinet shops. They will have it.

    Another option is to laminate two pieces of 3/4" together for a 1+1/2" thick baffle.

    Yes there is an advantage to thicker baffles..they are more rigid and flex less.
     
  3. Todd Stout

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    Thanks Brian. I'll try calling some of the lumber yards around in my area. It must be available around here somewhere.
     
  4. James Mudler

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    Buy 2 sheets of 1/2" MDF and glue them together on your garage floor. Slowly drive your car on top and let it dry overnight. That is what I do.
     
  5. Todd Stout

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    What do you glue two sheets of MDF together with? I assume wood glue works?
     
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    Todd,

    Tite-Bond wood glue will work fine.

    Brian
     
  7. Todd Stout

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    I figured... I just wanted to be sure.

    Thanks.
     

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