I've got a nice pair of speaker cabinets (2 front and a sub) that I am going to refinish and use for my secondary bedroom HT. The speakers sound great, but have a hideous fake wood grain veneer on them. My plan was to remove the veneer, sand, prime, apply a lacquer gloss black finish, and then a gloss outer finish. As I toyed with them last night I found the veneer to me a *nightmare* to take off. So my question is what is the best way to get this veneer off. Simply scraping? Solvent? Solvent then scraping? Or can I simply treat the veneer as part of the wood, apply a few coats of heavy sanding sealer over it, then sand, putty, etc, before a few more coats of sanding sealer before my paint coat? Painting issues aside (I've been following the other thread on the piano finish, this is not my goal, just a nice, even, gloss black finish), what is the best way for me to go about this without spending an entire weekend to get the old stuff off? Thanks!