copper veneer on front baffle? or not?

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I will be building a pair of tabaq speakers and i am thinking of making a set of patina copper plate to veneer.

It would be cost effective to do the front baffle vs sides (2vs4). But I do not know if the metal will create a negative change in sound?

Any thoughts?
 
Great news
Thanks to you both
Also for the unibond800 link
The patina copper link you provided was what got me on this kick. But the price has led me down the diy copper patina route. Im goin to test some techniques with amonia salt to see what results i get. Similar to how I ended up in diyaudio
 
Actually, our friends at Wilsonart have an annoyingly large product catalog :D of high pressure plastic laminates, decorative metals, solid surfaces, TFL (thermally fused laminates = "melamines").

Some of their metals are stunning to be sure.

The largest "free samples" that you're likely to get are maybe 3x4" - standard sheet sizes of the metals will probably be 4x8 or 4x10, some of them running into the several hundred dollars each. Local kitchen countertop fabricators or high end cabinet / millwork shops might have off-cuts / scraps of sufficient size for small projects. Be aware that many of the decorate metal patterns have very distinct grain / light reflecting patterns, so care need be taken when laminating.

I think it's Arborite that was purchased by Wilsonart.

Quartz, Laminate, Solid Surface Countertops and Metal Art | Wilsonart
 
Thank you all. I found some md hobby and craft copper foil at home depot. I'm thinking of laminating to the front baffle and then doing the patina, after I seal it then cut out the speaker hole. It will be a few weeks but I'll post pictures and the process I used for the patina once I am done
 
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