View Full Version : Making a plain MDF box look nice

03-05-2006, 11:34 PM
OK I am currently having two boxes made. One for comps and another for daily driving. I don't want just a regular carpeted box. I want it to look nice. I have seen some nices boxes here on caraudio. Some wooded boxes had some stuff added to it that made the box look king of like granite. I want to keep this simple. Things I can buy at home depot that are cheap but will make the box nice. Any suggestions and pics of nice boxes please post them here.

03-05-2006, 11:36 PM
its like a sticker type deal u can get at home depot, **** i cant think of the name..

AH formica!

03-05-2006, 11:51 PM
sand the mdf untill it shines. yes you can do that.

Randy Savage
03-05-2006, 11:57 PM
Route the edges.

Paint with fleckstone paint, from home depot.

Maybe carpet and do some inserts underneath the carpet to put in a symbol or something of the like?

03-06-2006, 12:02 AM
sand the mdf untill it shines. yes you can do that.


I used a roundover bit on all the edges, and sanded it with 120-600grit...in steps. It was so **** smooth, and it shined. ;)


03-06-2006, 12:04 AM
any pictures? i wanna see a shiny mdf box :)

03-06-2006, 12:05 AM
any pictures? i wanna see a shiny mdf box :)

I'll look. That is the one setup I didn't tak any pictures of though, it kind of makes me sad :(... was *******... for my 18XXX.


03-06-2006, 12:07 AM
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/6788/img01631zg.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

03-06-2006, 12:15 AM
that looks **** good if u ask me..

03-06-2006, 01:39 AM
that looks really nice...didnt know you could sand mdf to look that way

03-07-2006, 05:32 AM
so youre saying that box rite there isnt coated?? dayummmm i like how the port is sanded

03-07-2006, 05:38 AM
that gives me ideas :)... I was buying a router anyways, I'll have to get a sander too