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Forum topic by Gassit posted 12-16-2012 06:38 PM 1308 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-16-2012 06:38 PM


Has anyone done a plywood end-grain finish on their speakers similar to the one done on the B&W 802 speaker ( (sorry; don’t know how to post a pic)?

I’m trying to avoid the end-grain soaking up more stain and/or clear lacquer so that it appears darker than the rest of the plywood surface or, worse yet, all blotched.

Thank you all!

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#1 posted 12-16-2012 06:41 PM

Try edge banding then stain the piece.

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#2 posted 12-16-2012 07:03 PM

If edge banding is not very easy to do, I think I would try some Thin Epoxy, mixed with stain or dyes, carefully painted on the Taped-Off edges… Multiple thin coats to get a nice smooth finish…

You’d have to get your mixing Recipe down pat and mix ONLY what is needed for one coat at a time…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 12-16-2012 07:44 PM

Thanks Bob and Joe,

I think I’ll give both of your suggestions a try—one’s gotta work!

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#4 posted 12-18-2012 03:22 AM

I’m pretty sure there’s some sort of conditioner for end grain; something to seal it up tight so as not to soak up a bunch of stain.

-- Bill - Wattsburg, PA.

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