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Any contraindications to placing a handle on a Stonehenge Sub Box?

The box and driver are quite hefty. I'd like to have some sort of handle on either side to help move these things (the few times I need to).

Silly question, but is it ok to cut out an indent in the MDF to install these handles?

Are they strong enough? Will the screws hold?

Any affect on the sound?

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I'd put some kind of gasket between the handles and the MDF to prevent air leaks. The minor amount of volume they take up won't affect anything.

If you pre-drill the holes, coarse drywall screws will likely hold just fine.
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I'd put some kind of gasket between the handles and the MDF to prevent air leaks. The minor amount of volume they take up won't affect anything.

If you pre-drill the holes, coarse drywall screws will likely hold just fine.
pretty much this. if you are worried about the hold of the screws in just 3/4" mdf, you can glue small strips of plywood or similar to the sides of the cut out inside the box.
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Only thing i can think of is just don't put in the slot port area. I know it is obvious but just wanted to make sure to point it out .
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eng-399 built me a 15+cft monster cyclops and i asked him to install handles. After it was done he said he would add handles to all his larger builds going forward. We added one to each side much like a pro cabinet would have, al though most pro cabinets are not 8 feet wide 😏

#eng-399 did you need to add a gasket or other item to the handles?

All i can say is that monster cabinet is an eng399 build, which means its perfect and built like a tank. He estimated 300lbs and we carried it up outside stairs as well as 2 dudes could! Worked great and cant imagine not having handles!
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Thanks for the replies. I feel better now!

My old back can't deal with the weight of the box and the driver. At least the handle will allow me to move the thing around a bit.
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