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Old 28th May 2011, 03:13 AM   #1
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Default Looking for Baltimore-DC Area carpenter to build EL70 MicroTower cabinets

Forgive me if this is inappropriate to ask in this forum, but what would be a ballpark figure I might expect to pay for having a pair of the castle microtower cabinets built by a professional carpenter?
Does anyone know of a reputable cabinet builder in the DC-Baltimore region who wouldn't charge an arm and a leg to build these relatively simple cabinets?
I love do-it-yourself audio but I just do not have the time to build things with my hands these days.
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Old 28th May 2011, 03:45 AM   #2
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Marc, I think it largely depends on what type of finish you want and what type of wood. You may want to set out your expectations to clarify things a bit.
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Old 28th May 2011, 04:01 AM   #3
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Good point, thanks.
I'd prefer to have baltic birch or a near equivalent, and some sort of darkish veneer (walnut, teak, etc.) with a simple yet durable natural oil finish (tung/linseed/beeswax?).
My intent for the speakers is to have them in the family living room, so 'presentability' is high in priority.
I've never contracted any carpentry before so this is all new research for me.
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I had good experience with John, but I don't know if he still runs the business. He was in Pikesville area.

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The speaker in the middle on his website was mine.
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Old 28th May 2011, 11:32 AM   #5
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Excellent recommendation, Doug! Thank you. I will contact him.
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Well, that builder is out for several months at least.
Any other suggestions?
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If you're willing to have them shipped to you I know an excellent wood worker who does stuff for my business Stereo Clarity. If you're interested PM me your email and I'll put you in touch with him.
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Thanks for the offer. I'll keep that in mind as i try to exhaust every reasonable local possibility.
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You're welcome, always good to have a plan B
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I'm moving forward with a DIYAudio-knowledgeable builder. Thanks to all for the responses -- here and PM.
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