Questions about building a sub box.

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  1. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    I have never built a box before, so I want to know the correct procedure and materials that I will need to make it. I know I will need the 3/4 mdf and a box of wood screws, saw, drill and all that. What about sealants, wood glue, etc... After the pieces are cut, then what? Do I use wood glue or something like liquid nails to bond the pieces together, then predrill and screw them in tight or what? I know I will need to use some sealant on the inside of the box when it is done, but it is the actual building of the box that I need help with.

    I wan't to build the box right the first time, so I don't have to go through the hassle of buying and cutting another sheet of mdf.

    Thanks
     
  2. flynfrog

    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    liquid nails or pl 400

    dont get it on you

    once you are done building if you did a good job with the liqud nais it shoudl be sealed other wise grab some silicone or more liquid nails and seal it up form the inside wait a day before throwing the sub in there
     
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    I agree with flynfrog, but you can also use woodglue if you prefer. I would stick with liquid nails though.
     
  4. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    Ok, but when you are first starting out, and you only have the bottom and sides cut, how do you keep the pieces still while you predrill them? I know once you get the bottom and sides sealed and screwed together the rest will be easy.
     
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    I usually have someone hold the other piece for me.
     
  6. Finest

    Finest OG #93

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    LOL! Yea, I get my brothers to hold them for me as I predrill the pieces. Or else you can get some long clamps that will hold the pieces together for you.

    As for the rest of the build, I use woodglue on all joints. Then after it's all done, caulk the inside liberally. *REMEMBER TO MAKE THE BACK PIECE YOUR LAST PIECE TO PUT ON!* Cuz how else are you going to caulk the front inner corners? heh heh I learned the hard way the first time around... :p
     
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    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    Thanks, that is what I wanted to know.

    also good point about the back being the last to go on, I probably would have put the front piece on last.
     

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