Speaker Box sealant/adhesive

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  1. merlinski

    merlinski and I'm his friend, Jesus

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    Would would be the best sealant/adhesive to use when building a box for a subwoofer? It would be an enclosed box, .65 ft^2, made out of MDF. I was thinking along the lines of gorilla glue or wood epoxy...
     
  2. On_One

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    Gorilla Glue is a great product but pricey. If you got the cash go for it, otherwise just use some good old Elmers.

    I'd also run a bead of some silicon cauliking sealant along the inner joints of the enclosure.
     
  3. 04

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    I use yellow wood glue. Works great.
     
  4. DaddyThirdLeg

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    liquid nails is a good brand to for sealer
     
  5. tryfuhl

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    Lesson of the Day: Make your cuts precise and it doesn't matter if you use Elmer's school glue, it's gonna be solid... I always use glue but I know people who don't even need to :cool:
     
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    Oh yeah, as a sealant, I usually 'glass the inside of the box to help seal and strengthen the enclosure
     
  7. 04

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    I would never reccomend not using an adhesive of some sort, no matter how precise your cuts. The wood pieces would still not be adhered completely together, even with say screws every 1 inch or so. That COULD lead to audible vibration. If you do a really good job of using screws it may not make a difference that you don't use adhesive, but considering its cost, it seems like a bad idea not to use it.
     
  8. merlinski

    merlinski and I'm his friend, Jesus

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    So the best idea would probably be wood screws and some kind of adhesive as a backup/sealant?

    Or would just adhesive work as well?
     
  9. On_One

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    For the most part the screws are just there to hold the box together while the glue dries. Wood glue when dried is actually stronger than the wood itself.
     
  10. shastaisforwinners

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    wood glue + straight cuts + lots of clamps = no need for screws
     

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