1. Guest,
    If you need help getting to know Xenforo, please see our guide here. If you have feedback or questions, please post those here.
    Dismiss Notice

Sub built and now......... what?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by AhsanR, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. AhsanR

    AhsanR Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2003
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    So for those of you have helped me out, I built an avalanche 15. I was looking for design models, and I was suggested a bunch, but I did the best thing I think I could do, I called Chad from Ascendant Audio and he gave me an EXACT box for my sub to make. This sucker is a bit close to 8 cu ft.... its huge.

    NOW its built....... but......

    Anyone know of any good places to apply veneer OR make the Avalanche match my rockets??


    I have found www.oakwoodveneer.com but 150 bucks is a CRIME to pay... or maybe I'm being cheap seeing as how I've spent over 700 dollars in two weeks.....

    Any help would be appreciated to do justice to this sucker.
     
  2. KeithMoechnig

    KeithMoechnig Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2005
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    0
    Would a gloss black finish work for you? That's a rather cheap and easy way of doing it.
     
  3. Paul His

    Paul His Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2004
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    8 cubic feet - Gloss black finish - easy.

    Those words don't go in the same sentence. A large cabinet requires an extreme amount of finishing, sanding, refinishing, sanding, polishing to get a really nice gloss finish.

    Paul
     
  4. lee ison

    lee ison Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2004
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    0
    ceck out the vinyl veneer at partsexpress , easy to apply.
     
  5. John Wes

    John Wes Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2002
    Messages:
    202
    Likes Received:
    0
    I take it your speakers are rosewood?

    Two thoughts...

    First is..there isn't anyway to match your Rockets with the same veneer unless you "buy" the same veneer. Just a thought.

    Second is..you'll have to also match the stain.

    Added to this is...if you really want to match them, add a top to your cabinet with rounded edges. Use MDF and make it slightly larger than your box. Paint it black with lots of sanded coats then apply a clear coat to it. That should come close to the look of your Rockets...
     
  6. Rory Buszka

    Rory Buszka Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2002
    Messages:
    784
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well, now that you have your sub, the logical next step is to shake the house apart with a good bass-filled movie. That's "what next".
     
  7. AhsanR

    AhsanR Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2003
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
  8. Philip_G

    Philip_G Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2000
    Messages:
    5,035
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just curious how the cherry worked out for you?
     

Share This Page