Originally Posted by Larry M
How are you attaching the fabric in the columns?
Any more details on the trim you used? Interested in the back profile
Here's a diagram showing the moulding I'm going with.
I'm still on the fence about how to tackle attaching the fabric. Especially on the sides. I'm open to recommendations.
For the sides, I was thinking of just using hot glue or contact cement to attach it to the MDF. I'm thinking stapes may fray the edge of the MDF since I only have about 1/2" of contact with the mdf to fabric.
Here's an illustration. The moulding is 3/4" and I'll finish nail it over the top of the fabric and then into the mdf.
For the lower front of the column, I have a lot more room to staple or glue the fabric. The top half grill needs to be removable. I'm planning to use a plastic speaker frame from parts-express.
I ordered the Black GOM so I'll be getting to that phase soon.
I cut all the mouldings for the first column. I became more and more efficient. I started using a finished cut moulding piece as a template to mark the next piece for cutting. The trick was to place them back to back on the floor and then use a sharp pencil to trace the cut line. This narrowed by cuts down to about two or three per moulding per side. Much easier than using the measuring tape. Then to shave off a hair, I would lower the mitre saw blade down and push the moulding against the blade. Then lift the blade up and make the cut. The teeth are a little larger, so it just shaved a smidge off the end moving me closer and closer to my finished cut. These are probably all stuff the pro's know, but being my first time. I'm learning as I go.