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After I got the box all primed and sanded, I put two nice 'base coats' (a very dark gray) with light sanding between each base coat.

While getting the gray base coats prepared, I created a could pieces of 'decorative' wood trim pieces. Going for a simple geometric design - something to make it not just a 'big black box'.

I used a couple pieces of 1/4" clear 'AD' plywood. I cut, sanded and test-fitted the pieces, making sure the grains were oriented as I wanted them to present.

I put one coat of 'Minwax Penetrating Stain', chose 'Jacobean" for the color.
 

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After the dark gray 'base coats' had dried, I applied two coats of Rustoleum matte-black spray paint. The two LIGHT coats are vital to achieve no runs / orange peel texture, etc. No sanding should be done between coats.

Meanwhile, after the initial coat of stain dried, I glued the pieces together using 90* clamps (to help maintain a true 90* corner) assisted by standard wood clamps. After the wood glue had dried, I applied a final coat of the Minwax stain (to help cover any errant glue, smudges, chips, etc)
 

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Well, got the entire thing hooked up, running and (sorta) balanced. VERY pleased. My room is on the small side, and this MJ18 overpowers the room at (near) reference levels. Very pleased!

I've got a handful of pics:
1. Replacing the stock fan in the iNuke
2. Running the Pioneer balancing program
3. Realizing that I wired the sub on 1+ and 1- (no sound :huh:)
4. All kinds of cords to manage now
5. Its home in the corner
6. The wall - for now - built in media cabinet soon to come (My couch is very low to the ground - reason for the low TV mounting)
 

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I also finished the multiple coats of poly, sand, poly, sand, etc.

I used 1/4" clear ply - turned the grain at the joint. Was going to go with a 'stair-step' pattern instead of the 45* but it didn't work out.

The sub box itself is a matte polyurethane, the wood trim is a high-gloss - the contrast looks pretty nice.
 

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