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buying real wood

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by slingshot, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. slingshot

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    Anyone know where I can get some real wood from, I'm after a nice piece of either 3/4 or 1 inch cherry.

    I've already got veneer but would like real wood so I can route it an see some nice end grain.

    Cheers

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  2. avanzato

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    Your local timber merchant. The local ones here aren't hung up on being 'trade' any more and allow you to wander round and look at the wood. If they haven't got what you need they'll order it in.
     
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    Agreed. But take care: Real Wood has a much greater tendency to warp than other materials like chipboard.
     
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    thanks chaps I'll give them a try.
     
  5. Taz

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    Dose it have to be cherry, I may be able to help ;)
     
  6. slingshot

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    Ideally cherry, but I guess most lightish would could be stained. I'm making a base for my sub (i.e. like the SVS subs), the rest of the sub will be veneered with real cherry and then lightly stained.

    Cheers

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    Give me an idea what sizes etc are involved, any machining you may need and ill sort you out if I can. :smashin:
     
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    I think at the mo I'm looking for 16 and a bit " diameter (I'd have to check the bit !

    No maching really just a circle with the edges rounded over.

    Cheers

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  9. Taz

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    give me the EXACT size matey, and ill do my best in the morning. ;)
     
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    Cool, thanks Taz.

    The real size is 16 1/2", don't worry about the roundover I can do that myself.

    I'm not around much at the weekend, and there's no massive rush but anything you can do would be appreciated (with money or beer or DVD's ?)

    Slingshot
     
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    one piece of timber 42 cms diameter coming up :D
     
  12. Taz

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    Here we go, 25mm thick. That OK for you?

    PM me your Addy.

    ;)
     

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    Looks excellent Taz. Cheers.

    P.M on it's way.
     
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    Your welcome matey.

    PM for ya. ;)
     
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    Any chance you could use of of them with a 17" diameter in concrete? :)
     
  16. slingshot

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    Thanks for the offer but the subs already heavy enough, I think 17" diameter of concrete will finish my floor off !
     
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    I was asking for myself! :) I could do with a 17" slab for my SVS.
     
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    Sorry Nathan missed the point.

    How about this though, make or ask Taz to make you a 17" diameter hole in say a piece of 1" MDF, so that you have square piece of MDF with a hole in the middle. Make a base for this hole an line it with plastic. Then simply fill the hole with concrete what for it to dry and hopefully you end up with a 17" diameter 1" thick slab !

    I've not tried it, but it sounds fairly easy !!!!!

    Alternatively get a strip of thick cardboard join the 2 ends to make a 17" circle and fill that with concrete.

    Anyway just some ideas, maybe Tas would like to produce custom made slabs !

    Cheers

    Slingshot
     

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