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Old 1st November 2007, 12:37 AM   #1
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Hello!

My very first post here!

I just have a simple? question. I'm planning to build a pair of DIY speakers, more precisely the TJL3W by Troels Gravesen, http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/TJL3W.htm.

As of now I'm considering the finish of the speakers. I really like the finish of the Proac Response 2.5 speakers at http://www.proac-loudspeakers.com/pt_res_2pt5.php but I can't find out what material this is... In the datasheet one can read that the possible finishes to choose between are Black Ash, Walnut, Natural Oak, Mahogany, Cherry, Rosewood, Yew, Ebony, Bird’s Eye Maple or Burr Oak.

Is there anyone here who can tell me what material this is, or how the finish is done?

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Stefan Johansson
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Old 1st November 2007, 12:46 AM   #2
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I think it is just a 'burl' wood veneer. Burls are tougher to work with because they don't lie flat.

If you do a search on veneer suppliers and look at the burls they have available you may find what you are looking for.

JJ
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Old 1st November 2007, 09:16 AM   #3
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http://www.oakwoodveneer.com/samples.html

Hi,

see samples above. Personally I prefer something that looks like
it could be real timber, such figuring means it must be a veneer.

If you do not know how to veneer a pair of speakers is not a good
place to start, handling the edges, especially end grain is tricky.

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Old 1st November 2007, 03:34 PM   #4
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thanks jupiterjune and sreten

I actually have veneered another pair of DIY speakers with birch veneer so I know it's a bit tricky...

it definetely looks like it's this "burl" veneer at the proacs...

this kirelian birch burl looks really nice http://www.veneersupplies.com/produc...oducts_id=4507

thanks again

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