Originally Posted by skeeter99
Looking great and the crossovers look good too! Looking forward to seeing how you do your grills. I've done a few sets and they've turned out pretty good but I haven't managed to get them super pretty on the back side. Fronts looks perfect but backs, not so much. Make sure to detail it out please!
Scott - thanks! I've made quite a few grills already for my subs with the same process. My wife will give me a hand and I will stretch, glue, and staple each side at a time. The tricky part are the corners where they will need to be trimmed one side at a time. I've never managed to get the back side perfect, but since I never seen or look at it, I figured my time was best spent elsewhere.
A trimming knife and a straight edge would help to smooth out the seams where they are stapled too.
Examples my from sub project:
Cut and trim wood to size, and I personally like to rout in a 45 degree bevel:
Glue together for a frame:
Spray frames black so that it does not show through the fabric:
Drill frames/pilot holes for magnets or grill pins - I unfortunately don't have any direct pics on my phone here but I used 3/8 x 0.2" neomonium magnets held in place by Gorilla glue.
Wrap in fabric and staple. Later on I found that spraying the egdes cleaned up this process alot and made it easier: