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Starting a new thread for this, as I will be making a few different ones in the months to come.



  • Thinking of doing a simulated black ash finish. I think that’s what they call this finish.

  • Going to buy vinyl or doing veneer and stain?

  • I built a pair of bookshelf speakers with a simulated black ash finish. They turned out looking really good. I veneered the boxes with some cheap paper backed oak veneer, then spray painted them with a couple of coats of Rustoleum flat black. After a few days of curing I rubbed the cabinets with a white Scotch Brite pad. That removed the dull, flat, overspray look and added just enough sheen to look like your example above.

  • edited January 30

    I will probably use just paint to simulate it. Done a lot of metal woodgrain doors in my days for people. There is no way I can veneer these and then paint over the top of them. I would have way more veneer and paint then I would the drivers and the wood that they’re built out of.

  • edited January 30

    Unless somebody knows of a sheet of veneer that is around 20 bucks for a 4 x 8. Lol

  • Couple samples of simulated “wood grain “ I’ve done in the past.

  • I have ebonized oak before and it looks killer. I use steel wool and vinegar to get the rust, after that I go over it with ebony stain.

  • Those look great! Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

  • I also like this look. My Zonker speakers had a very dark simulated wood grain finish that looked very similar. Don't know if it was black ash, because the Menards price tag just said "value shelving". I sanded and painted the roundovers to match with a rattle can of Rust-oleum metallic oil rubbed bronze.

  • I’m close. I will perfect it when I get closer to that stage

  • I shouldn’t be this excited to get these things fired up, but I am.

  • edited January 31

    So it's a 12 and a 15? Or 15/18

  • edited January 31

    I'd like to hear the first 20 seconds of Talking Heads - Burning Down the House on those beasts (cranked to 11)

  • I'd like to hear the whole song cranked to 10 :p

  • The intro to "I will Remember" by Toto would be a good one to get those woofers moving!

  • Almost time for 2. Taking my time with this one I would really like this horn to sound nice.

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  • Jam!!!🤘🏼

  • edited February 3

    I LOVE systems that can really play clean loud music
    It's a wonder that I never built a diysoundgroup box, but I've got some big high efficiency drivers....

    But Chahly - Stahkist don't want speakers that look good, Stahkist wants speakers that sound good!
  • If these are still in the shop this weekend I think I'd like to stop out for a listen. I also have three drivers that may be interesting to see on the big baffle.

    I have a signature.
  • There here. Still messing with some off axis measurements and the bottom end.

  • Those are awesome!!

  • At around 115db this morning

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