What should I cover my box?

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  1. AdamWood

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    Ok, I have a 4.60cuft box going into my HT. Its approx, 40"H x 13.5"W x 17"D and I want to cover it with somthing that isnt going to set me back a lot. Im looking at veneer, vinyl tiles, and such. What should I do, and where can I get the materials for pretty cheap. Im looking to spend under 50ish to cover the box...
     
  2. Jeff Meininger

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  3. AdamWood

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    That looks very nice! Might do that [​IMG]
     
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    if i ever get around to it, i will put some corner molding on my sub and paint it flat black, but time is of the essence till i head back to Orono
     
  5. DaveKahler

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    I just did one half of my sub box yesterday with the parts express stuff (black ash, ran out of material for the other half, ordered more). I highly recommend this as a two-person job. One person should stretch out the vinyl as the other is putting it down with a j-roller.

    I tried to do it myself, and kept getting bunches around where holes were (in my case, handle insets, I didn't even get to trying the 12" speaker cutout by myself!)

    It does look quite good. I have one scratch on one side from where we were using a ruler to lay it down instead of the j-roller, so it's probably best to use something without a hard edge.

    Good luck!
     
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    Hey jeff those speakers look great! What drivers are you using?
     
  7. Jeff Meininger

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    Thanks. [​IMG] Vifa TC18WG-35-09 paper cone woofers and Vifa PL27TG-35-06 silk dome tweeters.
     
  8. Joe Hsu

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    What the heck...I know I replied to this thread yesterday, and my post isn't here! (I don't think i said anything that would warrant the mods deleting it...)

    But anyway, I was wondering how far the vinyl stretches? The flexy that I'm building will need 2.5 more inches on one level (4 out of 5 will be fine)...I'll have excess from other cutoffs, so I could just add that, but if I could stretch every less a little bit, then I might not have to. And it sounds like the applying of the vinyl is simple, so this seems like my best bet...thanks. [​IMG]
     
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    It doesn't stretch a whole lot.. might be able to stretch it a centimeter per foot or something.
     
  10. Joe Hsu

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    hmph...thanks. Looks like I'll have to be really exact in order to have enough excess to cover the short part.
     

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