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Old 02-26-2015, 09:40 PM
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Regarding columns, is there strong reasoning behind not framing it out with 2x2s and 2x4 and covering with Sheetrock? I can see the advantages of using MDF, especially in terms of mass, but I'm just not familiar enough with using it. Thanks!
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Should columns be build before or after drywall? Note: my room is not isolated soundproofed
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Should columns be build before or after drywall? Note: my room is not isolated soundproofed
If its not sound proofed you could build it before. If it is, the recommendation is after.
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Regarding columns, is there strong reasoning behind not framing it out with 2x2s and 2x4 and covering with Sheetrock? I can see the advantages of using MDF, especially in terms of mass, but I'm just not familiar enough with using it. Thanks!
Why use Sheetrock? Frame it, stuff with insulation and use fabric would be an alternative. Access to speakers, hiding wire etc would allow for simple, easy access by using fabric to cover columns.

Why not look for 4 X 8 sheets of veneered hardwood plywood? If you are patient, can find extreme values depending on wood products market...........besides, wood looks so much better than MDF and is much easier to work with. Working with MDF is brutal!

Yes, you could cover with Sheetrock, and it's been done..............
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Why use Sheetrock? Frame it, stuff with insulation and use fabric would be an alternative. Access to speakers, hiding wire etc would allow for simple, easy access by using fabric to cover columns.

Why not look for 4 X 8 sheets of veneered hardwood plywood? If you are patient, can find extreme values depending on wood products market...........besides, wood looks so much better than MDF and is much easier to work with. Working with MDF is brutal!

Yes, you could cover with Sheetrock, and it's been done..............
Thank you for the reply. No fabric because I'm looking to copy the Rawlinsway theater, and with a 2-year old running around I need them to be sturdy!

I think I'm finally catching the hint that MDF is just not worth it for something like this. I just need to get off of my butt and head to the wood shop to start mocking this up.
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Thank you for the reply. No fabric because I'm looking to copy the Rawlinsway theater, and with a 2-year old running around I need them to be sturdy!

I think I'm finally catching the hint that MDF is just not worth it for something like this. I just need to get off of my butt and head to the wood shop to start mocking this up.

Good call! I'm not a fan of MDF.........after a few years, scuff marks and other issues show up.

3/4" Hardwood species of your choice plywood works great!
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this old thread that was recently bumped has some nice details on column construction.

Speaker in Column Plans?
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