Sorry no pictures of this build.
would like some guidance on the norez installation
There are quite a few builds showing the installation of No Rez. It is easy, it cuts like plywood
on a table saw. Just draw some plans to maximize the use of the sheet and since it goes on the inside
you can also use scraps to fill in areas.
The number of sheets Danny recommended was a little short so the bottom 3-4" of the cabinet was not covered.
veneers or what other options I have for finishing the MDF
I consider speakers as furniture so veneer is the only option for me. I am not really a fan of painted speakers but that
is up to the individual as what they think they can do a nicer job with.
My X-Statiks were made with raw veneer from Veneersupplies.com and applied with Heat-Lock glue. Although raw veneer
is harder to apply than paper backed veneer, I think the ability to see the raw veneer you are buying makes the effort worth it.
The base and the baffle are actually 2 different types of walnut veneer. Solid walnut was put in the corners so they could
have a small round-over on the edges. The base and baffle were veneered first and then assembled afterwards.
The plans for the X-Statik have the 1.5" front baffle going all the way down to the bottom. I changed them and put a 10" L
piece of 3/4" MDF on the bottom front of the base and made the 1.5" baffle 10" shorter. I think the offset baffle looks much better than the full