Originally Posted by pioneerisloud
You should consider 1/2" MDF, whatever style finishing you want, wood glue and caulking for the edges, and polyfill the inside. Assuming you're putting speakers in it that are amplified.
i have a 4x8 sheet of MDF im saving for the bookselves im going to build which will have some 6.5 inch old polk drivers and some mylar tweeters.
im building an ipod dock as well.i want it to look nice but i dont want to make it out of mdf then veneer it. i figure its too much work for something with 30 watts max power going through 7 little drivers total. that being said, i have seen someone make sealed speakers out of polished slate. he coated the inside of it with asphalt to make it not resonate and apparently it sounded great. i wouldnt mind trying that with pine wood myself on this ipod dock. im probably going to glue, screw, and calk the edges, have little braces glued in the corners andpolyfill = cotton stuffing basically? because i was going to do that.
on the mdf bookshelves ill put more time and effort into bracing and whatnot, the ipod dock doesnt need to be nearly as solid.