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    I have never worked with veneer, I don't know wood types by name and I don't know where to get veneer, but after looking at klipsch's most expensive subwoofer I find myself wanting to use veneer. I also still have finger cramps from the last eight cans of spray paint I used on my towers...

    I have been needing to remake my subwoofer box since it had an accident in which one of the bottom edges broke and split open. :(

    The subwoofer is solid black and I'm looking for a dark wood veneer to go over the box when I'm done building it. Could anyone help?

    Klipsch Sub: http://www.klipsch.com/na-en/products/p-312w-overview/

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    Re: Veneer Question

    My buddy has had good luck ordering from this company and I plan on purchasing from them in the near future.

    http://www.oakwoodveneer.com/

    Decent selection of veneers and you should have no trouble finding lots of how-to and helpful tips by searching for veneer application through google and on the search feature here.

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    • #3
      Re: Veneer Question

      Originally posted by DaytonPioneerRules View Post
      I have never worked with veneer, I don't know wood types by name and I don't know where to get veneer, but after looking at klipsch's most expensive subwoofer I find myself wanting to use veneer. I also still have finger cramps from the last eight cans of spray paint I used on my towers...

      I have been needing to remake my subwoofer box since it had an accident in which one of the bottom edges broke and split open. :(

      The subwoofer is solid black and I'm looking for a dark wood veneer to go over the box when I'm done building it. Could anyone help?

      Klipsch Sub: http://www.klipsch.com/na-en/products/p-312w-overview/
      That looks like Zebra wood. Veneer is way easier to apply than paint, and can be bought tons of places, including PE.

      http://www.parts-express.com/wizards...TOKEN=67346249

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      • #4
        Re: Veneer Question

        Originally posted by pypes View Post
        My buddy has had good luck ordering from this company and I plan on purchasing from them in the near future.

        http://www.oakwoodveneer.com/

        Decent selection of veneers and you should have no trouble finding lots of how-to and helpful tips by searching for veneer application through google and on the search feature here.
        Thank you. That site has a lot of really nice selections. The bloodwood or blackened ash would look amazing.

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        • #5
          Re: Veneer Question

          If you're more adventurous, try raw wood veneer. The selection is larger.

          Another good place on the web is http://www.veneersupplies.com.

          Joe (site owner) will take good care of you.

          Regards,

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          • #6
            Re: Veneer Question

            Other places are Woodcraft & Rockler. The pressure sensitive veneer might be a easy option.
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            • #7
              Re: Veneer Question

              Keep in mind most adhesives won't stick to paint.

              I'd opt for pressure sensitive adhesive backed veneer for this purpose.
              It will save you a lot of work and help insure a good bond to the paint.
              It's a good choice for a first try at veneering.

              If you are up to removing all the paint you have more options. But it's probably not worth the hassle unless the veneer you want isn't available pre-glued.
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              • #8
                Re: Veneer Question

                http://www.certainlywood.com/
                ebay is good as well.
                http://www.diy-ny.com/

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                • #9
                  Re: Veneer Question

                  i just recently bought some paper backed sapele from formwood. you have to order from them by phone, which is kind of a pain, but the customer service was great and shipping was nice and fast. i've seen multiple other people on this board and others mention buying from them, so i'm fairly certain my good experience wasn't a fluke. just one more option for where to buy from.

                  having just recently done my first veneer job with psa backed hickory from rockler, and my second with the aforementioned sapele using contact cement, i can say that from a "rookie" point of view the psa was in fact easier, although not by much. i found that more pros and cons seemed to be based on the thickness of the hickory vs. the thinness of the sapele, rather than the different application methods.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Veneer Question

                    Originally posted by DaytonPioneerRules View Post
                    Thank you. That site has a lot of really nice selections. The bloodwood or blackened ash would look amazing.
                    I found out perhaps one reason why it's called bloodwood. After handling it, sanding it, when you go wash your hands later the water gets tinted as if you were rinsing a bad cut. The 1st time I was wondering where I'd cut myself, but it was just bloodwood dust.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Veneer Question

                      be careful working with exotics. I'd use real respirator not just a dust mask and a good pair of gloves. Dust can be toxic.
                      http://www.diy-ny.com/

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