sub woofer box - materials to use ?
I am in the process of performing a reinstall (going on for the 4th time now)
And i need to know what materials to use for the sub woofer box, most people I see use MDF / chipboard or a material made from lots of little chips of wood, and glue, is there a specific reason for this other than the availability of big pieces of board unaffected by wood knots etc or is there a more telling underlying reason ?
Reason I ask, in my part of the world the thickest mdf avail is 16mm whereas I can get timber (pine) in 20mm or 25mm thickness.
Now I would think that the thicker wood, would be more beneficial to a sub box construction ? am I on the right track or not ? and if I make the box out of say pine in 20mm thickness will it sound odd ? i am sure pine is not as dense as mdf ?
A search has revealed only mdf as the material, but why ?