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Old 10th April 2002, 10:47 AM   #1
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Hi,
I am building a pair of bookshelf speakers using 18mm MDF. The drivers are both black in colour.
How can I finish the boxes. I have some wood stain (oak yellow) and polyurethane wood finish lying around. Another problem is that I do not have a sander.
Will paint look good? If so, what kind of paint should I use.
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Old 10th April 2002, 02:22 PM   #2
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You have many options to create a nice looking speaker box.
You will need a sander or atleast sandpaper, you could always borrow a sander or hire one from a hardware store....
You can buy veneer in sheets to cover the box, get it vinyl wrapped (expensive) or paint it. Paint is the cheapest but needs the most work for it to look good. Sand the MDF well and fill all holes. You could 2-pak it, this looks cool or you could stain it a wood colour but you will see where the joints are....
Tell me how you go.
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Old 10th April 2002, 04:17 PM   #3
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Thanks mate for the reply. I will keep you updated.
By the way, do you like cricket ?
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Old 11th April 2002, 11:41 AM   #4
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Yeah, email me some pics..... What drivers are you using? I can recommend some custom made speaker which are made at my shop, they are better than anything you can buy off the shelf....
And sorry Im not a sports fan! (except for car racing)
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Old 11th April 2002, 04:23 PM   #5
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I will send you the pics. I am using Indian made Peerless drivers. I have no idea how they will gel as a speaker system. Only after I have completed the boxes, fitted the drivers and done all the other stuff can I say something about the sound.
Do you like Formula One racing? My favourite is Michael Schumacher. Motorsport is getting really big in India nowadays.
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