The old speaker-in-the-column trick...

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  1. Dave Poehlman

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    For those of you who've built grill cloth sections to your columns to hide your speakers:

    How did you attach the grill cloth and allow future access to the speakers?

    I mean, framing it seems simple enough.. but making it removable might be a problem.

    If anyone wants to see an example of what I'm talking about: Click Here.
     
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    Not having done it, but I could imagine stretching the grill cloth over a cutout U shaped frame and sliding it in between the upper and lower trim pieces. I could picture velcro holding the frame to the wall/column at the tips of the u shape for permenance and strength.

    Another could be stretching the cloth over the open face frame with flap sides and velcro attaching the flap sides to the sides of the column.

    I hope this helps, dont know if I made any sense.
     
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    Rather then those ball and socket connector use neodymium magnets instead. they're cheap and hold grills on very well.
     
  5. Dave Poehlman

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    Here is a rough idea of what it might look like. It's an "open concept" layout, obviously (for WAF reasons) with sort of a bar/counter acting as the rear seating. The rearmost surround speakers would be mounted on the back wall (not pictured).

    I don't know if I'd be able to pull off the columnar idea with the full column (which also contains a support pole).
     

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