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Calling any Chicagoland cabinet finishers

I haven't yet started finishing my DIY sub boxes, but they are fully assembled and need to be sanded, filled, prepped, primed and painted. Looking for anyone willing to assist in the area nearby. Not very experienced in finishing work and rather not learn on these boxes.
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Can you describe what finish/color you want, size of boxes, (maybe you have a build thread), and time frame you need them done by?

I can do this kind of work, but have very imited free time lately. If no one volunteers, custom car audio shops are often set up to this scale jobs.
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I'd also hit up some of the cabinet refinishing companies on Craigslist. Post your responses. I'm very interested in what it costs as well.
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I haven't yet started finishing my DIY sub boxes, but they are fully assembled and need to be sanded, filled, prepped, primed and painted. Looking for anyone willing to assist in the area nearby. Not very experienced in finishing work and rather not learn on these boxes.
o wow i just sold my epik empire . I would be interested to know about cabinet finishers in the area.
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Can you describe what finish/color you want, size of boxes, (maybe you have a build thread), and time frame you need them done by?

I can do this kind of work, but have very imited free time lately. If no one volunteers, custom car audio shops are often set up to this scale jobs.
Thanks Kubbie - I'm looking for a black finish, but otherwise just want it to look good. The issue with a body shop or an audio shop will be cost due to time, so I'm looking to get creative with other DIY'ers or to trade services or time. I also don't mind putting in time myself, but want to learn a few tricks and techniques.

The 2 subwoofer boxes are basically trapezoids and you can see the assembled product in my build thread here: https://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-di...-man-said.html
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I'd also hit up some of the cabinet refinishing companies on Craigslist. Post your responses. I'm very interested in what it costs as well.
I did this - found 5 or so - and will let you know how it turns out.
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That's very cool!
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You couldn't ask for a better fit for those boxes in your space. Once these are done it's going to be a nice sight to be seen down there. I also wonder what and if any treatments behind the tv would help in sound.
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Very, very cool look to the room!
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Clearly, you did a nice job with the wood work, so you're handy.


Why not wrap these in a nice vinyl or fabric with staples and glue, and make a fresh panel with acoustically transparent fabric of a color you like for the front?


Should be cheap and easy, very little shows of the actual box.
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Clearly, you did a nice job with the wood work, so you're handy.


Why not wrap these in a nice vinyl or fabric with staples and glue, and make a fresh panel with acoustically transparent fabric of a color you like for the front?


Should be cheap and easy, very little shows of the actual box.

Not a bad idea. My Goldenears have a large sock over them, so this would be possible. But I think I'd have to round the corners at a minimum and still paint them black.
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