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If weight was no concern....

Would you go with thicker walls or more bracing? Why?

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More bracing.

I’m not an expert but with thicker walls you are relying on the shear strength of the wood. With more bracing you rely on the compressive strength of the wood. Wood has a much higher compressive strength than shear.

So by using braces you end up with a physically stronger box, one that has less resonances, and will probably be just as light, if not lighter, than if you used thicker walls for your box
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Bracing, you get more room and a much easier build.
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more bracing

windowed bracing

there is also the possibility of using 3/4" x 3/4" x 1/8th angle iron with good screws on 6" (?) centers for the length
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What Trimlock and Russdawg said.

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More bracing, cross connected in 3D a la B&W matrix. Why? Because it ties all the panels together into one structure and adds far more rigidity than thickness. This is the only way I build now, especially for larger enclosures.
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