PICS Finished - Tempest Sub table w/high WAF

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Jeff Stiger, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. Jeff Stiger

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    I finally got around to finishing my subwoofer. For the last year it has been an MDF cube in our living room. I think it was Darren_T that posted the photos of his sub that gave me the inspiration. (thanks Darrin!). My wife is thrilled at how nice it looks. I tried to match it (as close as I could) to our existing furniture.

    Anyway... it's a Adire Tempest with a Hypex HS200 amp in a modified, sealed Adire alignment enclosure. The cabinet is 3/4" MDF with maple veneer, solid maple top, drawer and door styles. The recessed panels on the doors are oak plywood (scrap) with a maple veneer.
    The pull on the drawer goes all the way through the cabinet and is strong enough to be used as a handle to move it.


    -Jeff
    unfortunately I cannot post URLs until I've posted at least 15 times...ARGH
     
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    Very nice!!!

    You score bonus points if the drawer actually works.
     
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    Nice
     
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    very nice, it also scored high WAF according to the misses. did i say very nice yet?
    eric
     
  6. Jeff Stiger

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    Thanks!
     
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    Good job Jeff! What box dimensions did you finally end up with?
     
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    Thanks Chris,

    ~21.5^3
    The table top is 24.25 X 23.5.

    -Jeff
     
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    Man, that's gorgeous...that's exactly the look I'd be going for if I went with a completely wood box design...would you happen to have any construction pictures? I'm looking for as much info as I can get, since I have very little wood working experience.
     
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    LINKIFIED!

    Very nice! Excellent idea. [​IMG] Dumb question: Are any of the doors functional? You'd never know it's a sub.

    "Man, you've got some nice bass to your system! *looking around room* Where's the sub?"

    You: "What sub?" [​IMG]
     
  11. Jeff Stiger

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    Joe, Sorry no construction photos. I have very little wood working experience as well... lucky for me I have a good friend with an awesome shop and lots of talent, so he was able to help me lots. It would've looked like crap without his help. Having the right tools helps too...planer, router, rail saw, table saw, etc.

    MichaelDDD thanks for the link... I'll be able to edit my original post in 4 posts and add in links as well.

    The drawer is just a drawer face (screwed and glued on). The doors would open (the hinges work) except the pulls go all the way through the cabinet. I didn't want anything to rattle and actually planned to screw the doors on (from the inside), but it wasn't necessary.
     
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    Cool, thanks for the additional info. I didn't think they opened, but my curiousity made me ask. [​IMG] Great job; it really looks spiffy. [​IMG]
     
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    That's one of the most beautiful sub designs I've ever seen! Congratulations!!!
     
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    beautiful!!!!!
     
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    That is absolutely beautiful. Nice job. I have a question though (probably a dumb one). With the lamp and stuff on top of the sub, as soon as it starts rumbling, isn't that stuff going to vibrate/rattle/go flying? I've seen a few others like this, and have always wondered how that worked out?

    Either way, I'm real real jealous. Great job [​IMG]
     
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    Awesome sub! One of the best designs I have ever seen. [​IMG]
     
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    Wow, that really looks great!! Super job!!

    Steve
     

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