|Project by sandt38||posted 06-10-2010 06:47 PM||3519 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
This is another speaker project of mine. I built it to work in conjunction with my curly mahogany mains, so it uses the same 8 inch mid, and tweeter, and I voiced the crossover to be as close to the mains as I could.
The veneer dealer said this is tiger mahogany, but after getting it all dressed up I am not so sure, as the color is drastically different from the mains. Does anyone have any ideas on what it looks like? The finish is some shellac and 6 coats of brushing lacquer all hand sanded and polished like the mains.
Now on to the construction details. This was my first lone attempt at veneering (my second attempt altogether), it was my first time veneering to and rolling over an edge, and I had no instruction or even suggestions made on doing it, it was all guesswork and experimentation. I think I did pretty good with it. It was also my first attempt at book matching veneer, which as you can see was not altogether successful. The joinery is locking miter (with a router) for the sides, top, and bottom, with rabbited front and rear baffles, and the cabinet is all 3/4” MDF. I embedded neo-magnets into the cabinet before laying the veneer so I didn’t ruin the wood with peg cups for mounting the grille cover. I had to build the grille because the wood just screams for attention, and it would detract from the viewing experience.
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