Making My own HT8 Cabinet - .5" MDF or Plywood?

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by Clark Hathaway, Mar 9, 2021.

  1. I'm modeling a "tall" HT8 enclosure at the recommended .655 cu ft. volume to fit in my HT speaker column design. The flat packs come with 1/2 inch Baltic birch - I'm wondering if 1/2 inch mdf is sufficient with a single window brace or should I spring for some Baltic birch? They'll be hidden, so no fancy finishes needed.


    Also, since small batches of denim is impossible to find atm, will a 1.5" Walmart foam topper work as a cabinet liner? Should I follow the HTM-8 guidelines to install?

  2. You can use 1/2" MDF, I'd just throw some extra bracing in there. Try to leave no more then a 6-8" span unbraced.

    Walmart mattress topper will be fine.

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