Maple panels for cabinets...

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by ColinM, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. ColinM

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    An auction addict buddy of mine bought a SKID of maple panels. Typically 19*22 inches before being squared, and most of it looks prety straight. Butcherblock type about 13/16" thick. He says some cherry and oak is in there, too....

    Any reason not to use this for subs? I know about MDF being more dead, but an 18" cube braced and damped shouldn't cause anyone's eyes to roll, especially finished nicely.

    Anyone in Minneapolis interested at $1 each? Not for certain, but possible...
     
  2. Darren_T

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    I'd avoid it for the structure of the sub. Wood expands and contracts much more than MDF and your joints will be subject to failure because of this. It might make a nice top to the sub after the structure is built. Add it like a table top and finish it up nice. Just put felt between it and the actual MDF enclosure and attach with screws and plugs.
     
  3. ColinM

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    Understood...
     

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