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Building bass traps using "particle" board?
Old 17th November 2009
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🎧 10 years
Building bass traps using "particle" board?

Forgot the technical name for the board but I had all of the pieces cut and simple nails aren't doing the trick holding these together!

Once I stuff the mineral wool in it unhinges itself.

Should I try L brackets?

I realize there is probably better wood out there for this but I already spent an hour having this cut so I'd like to get this to work!
Old 17th November 2009
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Glenn Kuras's Avatar
 
🎧 15 years
Yes L brackets will help. Also make sure you glue before nailing them together.
Old 18th November 2009
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🎧 10 years
particle board or MDF ( medium density Fiberboard)?

either way...use screws...nails are just too sloppy for detailed work like a nice panel.

When using MDF you HAVE to drill a hole slightly smaller than the screw you are using ( sheet rock screws work well). If you dont drill a hole, the MDF will split when installing the screw.

Particle board is a bit more forgiving, as it is not as dense as MDF, but it still can split and is best to drill a hole.

Have a look at my bass trap build thread, i used L brackets everywhere i could plus screws on the corners...

For the L brackets, use really short screws that wont pierce through to other side, plus with short screws you dont have to drill a hole...both with MDF and particle board.
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