I want a new look on my sub...

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by al lout, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. al lout

    al lout Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm thinking of veneering my sub. Currently, it has a truckbed liner finish on it. I have a few questions be4 I sand out my truckbed liner.

    1. How hard is to apply veneer on the cabinet? I am totally new at this.
    2. With 4 legs on the bottom side of the sub, how am I to apply veneer on that side?
    3. Is Lowe or HD carry any good looking veneer? (Any other places should I look into?) And how much will it cost for a 4' x 8' sheet.
    4. My budget is $50, is it possible to do this?

    BTW, I have a sealed Tempest 22" cube in size. Thanks in advanced.

    Al,
     
  2. ThomasW

    ThomasW Cinematographer

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    I doubt that you can veneer over that polyurethane truckbed liner. Virtually nothing will stick to it. And I imagine trying to remove it will be a REAL pain, if not impossible.

    As inexpensive as MDF is, and as difficult as removing the bedliner will be, I suggest just making a new box.
     
  3. Stephen Hopkins

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    Pretty sure he's going to sand off the bed liner first... If you plan on staining and don't use an exotic veneer i'd say you can do it under $50, just make sure you've got 100% of the bedliner off of the box firs so there are no inperfections in the finish.
     
  4. James W. Johnson

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    Ditto, youd be foolish to even trying to sand off that truck bed liner.
     
  5. al lout

    al lout Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks guys... look like I will keep the sealed cabinet as is. I'll probably build a vented cabinet after my vacation. I'm thinking of rosewood veneer as a finish... I'll take some pics then... Thanks all...

    Al,
     

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