I am nearing completion of my new L/C/R speakers and am now looking at choices for veneer.
The speakers are made out of a MDF, so I am planning 2 ply veneer, using Heat Lock to bond it to the MDF.
I had planned on priming the MDF to seal it, likely with the Krylon 'Rust Tough' Zinc Rich primer Erich had mentioned in one of his old threads here
This was prior to deciding on using real wood veneer. Sealing the MDF may help to keep the swelling/shrinking to a minimum over time, so I think it might still be a good idea, but will it make bonding the veneer to the MDF difficult? If it will, do you think I should forego the primer and just bond directly to the MDF? I know you can seal the MDF with watered down Titebond, but if I am going to seal it, I'd rather spray it with the Krylon since according to Erich's thread, it is pretty amazing at coverage.
My living room has a definite 'Cherry' theme, so I am sticking with cherry for the speakers. I really like the curly cherry 2-ply at veneersupplies.com here.
But in my search for veneer I came across a pretty good price on 2-ply cherry, though it isn't the curly pattern. The company that makes it is Edgemate.
I know the VS supplier is Formwood, and they have a pretty good reputation. Has anyone here used the Edgemate 2-ply?
I'll need (2) 4'x8' sheets to do all (3) speakers, and I could buy (3) sheets of the Edgemate for the cost of the Formwood. Even looking at the standard flat cut cherry at VS, I'd be saving 40 bucks on the Edgemate. If anyone has experience with the Edgemate and would recommend steering clear, I'd pay the extra for a better product.
Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks!