|Project by Jofa||posted 04-27-2015 03:19 PM||1791 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Hey guys. Been busy with a couple of projects and I wanted to post one of them.
I do a lot with musicians (mostly guitarists) and I was contacted by a guy who was interested in a custom speaker cabinet for his recording studio.
The cab had to do more than just look pretty as he was dropping a couple of hundred dollars worth of speakers in there. I built the cab with clear pine and a baffle board out of 1/2” birch ply. This style of cab employs what is called a “floating baffle” in that it isn’t glued to the frame but rather screwed in on the top and bottom which allows for additional resonance when driven with an amplifier head.
As all of us guitarists are poor, he wanted a walnut look but actual walnut stock in these dimensions would have been cost-prohibitive. So I went about this employing the following method:
- After assembly, sanded progressively down to 600 grit. This gave me an extremely level base to finish.
- I used my own version of sanding sealer.
- Applied the sealer pretty liberally and hit it with 600 grit again after fully dried. I found that this allows for just enough of the stain to bleed through while preventing blotches.
- Used Minwax Dark Walnut with a foam brush and then finished with Minwax semi gloss poly.
Overall, the client was happy with the result. He said he wants another one to run in stereo. :)
-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.