I have completed my build for 4 DS4 behind my theater seats to compliment my two lmsr's. Gotta say, this box building is a metric $*** ton of work, but well worth it when done. I only wish I could get things finished as nice as some of you guys here. There are plenty of sealed box builds out there so I won't get too in depth with it. I wanted to throw this out there as I haven't seen too many vinyl finish builds.
stole some thunder as he finished his before me lol. Glad I stumbled on his thread though as any and all tips are a good thing. His thread link is below.
I used vinyl from the same company, Vvivid. I went with the black brushed steel. 3M sells the stuff too, but man are they proud of their stuff! I really like the look of it. To add onto the tips from bimmaguy, I advise to NEVER pull the vinyl off to reposition. It will pull some fibers out and be stuck to the vinyl. It will look like $*** when you lay it back down and try to use it. I found wrapping around the box in one continuous piece to be problematic. Increased likelihood of getting a crease or having to pull the vinyl back up to reposition which looks like $***. More work to cut each piece and trim, but worked better for me. I have a big metal square that I laid on top of the edge I was trimming to get a clean straight cut with the exacto knife. I did cut in too far in a couple areas until I got into the groove of things. Corners and edges are the most vulnerable. I plan on going to hobby lobby or something if I can find some time and looking at some metal angle trim to do in a flat black as an option for edges. Mine are ok for now, but when I have to move, I fear damaging the edges. I also advise having a helper when you do the vinyl. Extremely helpful.
I have decided to go with the 1899 for LCR and I think I like it enough to finish them with it if I can sort out something for the edges. Just need
to get some time to set me up with an order. Thanks to everyone here, so much knowledge and insight from you all, I would still be buying crap from best buy and nebraska furniture mart without you, lol. Hopefully my adventure helps someone else as well.
On with the fun.
What is a project without a new tool?
The lift came in real handy
I really hate sanding, very very much. I used a 1/4 sheet sander which helped tons, but my fingers were numbish for days...However, smooth as the baby's butt..
Here are the finished results, pop even snuck into a pic haha
And then I built a couple of stands I needed for two of the surrounds
BTW.....These bastards are F'in heavy! As you can see, pop only has use of one arm so you know who had to move, turn, rotate, lift, heave, etc etc every single time for every single side of sanding, prepping, spackle, vinyl, etc etc. Can't even tell you how fun it was to lift those bastards with the fricken sub mounted into its home place.....