Sample veneers?

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  1. Alex-F-V

    Alex-F-V Stunt Coordinator

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    I would like to know if any of the sites that sell veneers give actual samples of the products they sell?
    I would also like some advice on some good places to get veneers.
    I'm thinking I might build a sub (maybe a tempest?) and would like it to match the finish of my maple energy take5.2's. (At least as close as possible.) And I don't really trust how true the color is on my monitor compared to the real thing. [​IMG]

    I've also heard a lot about these "flexi rack?" All searches for them have led me to believe that they are not really a "brand" but more of a design idea. Any good places to get more info. on the process of building and design one.
    BTW I would also like to get this covered in a matching venner.

    Thx in advance! [​IMG]
     
  2. BenSC

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    There is also the option of the vynle covering from Parts Express. I was a little leary of this stuff until today when I used the "cherry" for the first time. Works great. Looks just like veneer when stretched and layed properly. Took all of 15 minutes to do 2 speakers.
     
  3. Alex-F-V

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    I'm open to vinyl..... But does anyone mail samples out?
     
  4. Dean-P

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    "vinyl covering from Parts Express"
    Does it stick pretty good or should a guy just buy the real wood veneer?
    Did you have rounded corners or square? I thought of this stuff but don't want it to peel off or look cheap. Does it look like a boughten speaker?
    If a person used wood veneer, what do you use to glue it with?
     
  5. Bob Kavanaugh

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    Ah, the good ol' flexy rack. You can check mine out at the link below, I'd be more than happy to answer any questions about them (materials , construction, etc.).

    If you search this forum using the spelling " Flexy " you might pull up some helpful info.

    good luck.
     
  6. Hank Frankenberg

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    Alex, if you're on a budget, use the P.E. vinyl. I just did seven speakers for a customer and used the P.E. black stained ash vinyl and it looks better than I thought it would.
    My current main source for veneer is Tape-Ease:
    http://www.tapeease.com/venershts.htm
    Veneer sellers will mail you a sample. You might want to buy a selection of veneers for future reference. As for what glue to use, I recommend solvent-based contact cement for one-time use.
     
  7. BenSC

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    The PE stuff sticks great to MDF, and over pre-existing veneer. I did a test on the MDF to see what it would look like b/c I liked it so well I might use it on the sub I just built.

    I went over pre-existing veneer on some old Pioneers my father has so they would match his cherry furniture. When I gave them back he told me:

    "Wow, they look like you bought them that way."

    They were square edges. I used the side of a pen to flatten it out on the edges.
     
  8. Dan Wesnor

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    There are some folks selling veneer sample kits on eBay, but you will have a hard time finding somebody who will send you a sample that's the same was what you would buy. Veneer can vary a lot from flitch to flitch, so any sample you get will almost certainly be different from what you get when you buy enough for your speakers.
     

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