Originally Posted by mike47
Thank yall for the replys. I plan on painting the speakers gloss white and I really need them to be smooth. Maybe just a few screws in stratigic locations. Im using 3/4 MDF and if you prep the screw holes correctly with a drill/countersink bit, then its pretty clean. I have been told not to use screws is the reason I brought it up. I guess its a matter of debate (like every other part of building speakers).
The 'not use screws' may have been in reference to your material choice rather than speaker building. MDF is fine if you pre-drill and use the proper type of screw, but if you don't...
Just a word of caution: If you plan to round over the corners of the cabinet, make sure the screw heads are deep enough to avoid hitting them. A screw head will do a fair amount of damage to a round-over bit.