|Project by Bill Davis||posted 01-14-2011 03:38 PM||3785 views||3 times favorited||25 comments|
Mike had a pair of speakers he liked the sound of and for over 10 years lived with the particleboard look. He asked me if we could do something about the appearance. Decided to scarf up some reclaimed Narra and see if he could tolerate the change.
I basically copied the existing p-board, started with some old house siding that looked like it might result in a worse look. Had to remove a handfull of nails, screws and other assorted embedded stuff before selecting suitable pieces.
I asked to alter the original design by doing dovetailed joints. He agreed after seeing a sample.
It was my first project using Narra and I think it began a love affair with it.
The finish was about 6 coats of sprayed lacquer finished off with some wet sanding to about P1000 grit to leave a satin smooth surface with just the right amount of sheen.