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Thanks for all the feedback. I couldn't help but chuckle; all the feedback was with regard to the woodworking properties of MDF, no surprises there. I was hoping there was no audible rational for going with MDF because I want to make furniture quality speakers from wood. As a DYI'er the cost savings is not a big deal and solid oak is quite substantial. So, wood it will be. Now the quest for designs; I'm starting with the surrounds for a 7.1 system, any suggestions?
Hi Pascione,

Why MDF?

I guess the answer is "Why not?"

I think the first few posts nailed it. 1) Cost, 2) Availabilty & 3)Machinability.
The best thing about DIY is 1) you can save money, 2) you can work with what you have & 3) It's whatever you are comfortable working with.

You can make speakers from any materials if you want to & have the neccessary skills, it's up to you!
All have different properties, therefore you need to design around their strengths or weaknesses.

The best way to find out is to try it. (& post lot's of pictures on the way so everyone can learn. Be it good or bad. In fact, more so if it's bad! So we don't make the same mistake...)

I'm looking forward to your speaker build project & rest assured whichever path you choose you will be supported fully by all here. :T

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