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11-04-2006, 09:21 PM
Hi guys. I'm thinking about getting 2 Dayton 10" Titanic MkIIIs, but they are ugly as hell. I would like to get sheets of Wood Veneer and refinish them.
I was wondering if anyone here could give me an advice on this matter.
I plan to use them under my bookshelf speakers. I would have to prop my BS speakers about 5 degrees or so, but that's another topic.

Am I crazy for doing this?



11-04-2006, 09:55 PM
Also, could someone please tell me how much the final product weights? Chances are I'll be relocating in 6 months. It is considerably smaller than my Paradigm PW2200, but the shipping package weighs as much as my PW2200. It is weighs around 40lbs then I'll probably go for it.

Thanks again.

11-13-2006, 10:34 PM
All I can say is stay away from DIY paint...

I plan to re-do my subwoofer cabinets soon. The design is sound and the components are great, its the finish I cannot stand. No idea about veneer, but I would expect it to be difficult to get right. My next project will use plywood and MDF, in a design that can be largely glued. I'll stain the plywood, which is easy and looks great. I did just get a good tablesaw and a joiner. Finally, I can make more precise cuts and can cut down on the handwork.


11-13-2006, 10:46 PM
Hey Jocko, thank you for your reply.

I've been thinking about it, and I dont think I can do it. Unless I can breakdown all the side panels of sub enclosure and clamp down veneer sheets for long time.

Just aint gonna happen.

Resident Loser
11-14-2006, 07:47 AM
...a don't "clamp down veneer sheets for long time"...

Or even a short time, it's proper prep, contact cement and a rubber roller...

jimHJJ(...and you don't have to disassemble the cabinets to do it...)