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DIY speaker cabinets

Discussion in 'AV Stands, Cabinets, Seating & Furniture' started by slingshot, Aug 6, 2001.

  1. slingshot

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    I know there's loads of stuff around DIY, but I my rear speakers are looking a bit worse for wear, they are very old Linn Index's (still pretty good speakers though).

    So I though I'd try making some new cabinets for them has anyone got any tips or advice on what too use ? I was going to keep the box dimensions the same size and just transfer all the internals.

    Cheers

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    wood. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
     
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    Thanks, and I was just about to go and buy some plastercine.
     
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    yoy should make them out of mdf with a real wood veneer. get some sealent putty for the inside edges and remember to pay close attention to the joints they should be tight and stiff with no air leaks. unless the speakers are real old then the internal dampening material should be fine to trasnsfer as well as the wiring. if the speakers are large some internal bracing may be desirable even if linn didnt use it originally. it might also pay to see if a furniture builder will build the boxs for you, which if its a quite time of year they will be happy to, just supply the dimensions and the wood they should be able to do a solid job.<br />hope that helps <br />nathan
     
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    Excellent thanks, I'll try and got someone to cut the wood to the correct size, cause I couldn't cut straight if my life depended on it.

    Any suggestions as to what thickness MDF ? And any good places for real wood veneer, I thought DIY stores did it i.e. B&Q etc, but couldn't find any.
     
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    It may be worth a try <a href="http://www.timberworld.co.uk" target="_blank">www.timberworld.co.uk</a>
     

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