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Old 22nd May 2020, 08:44 PM   #1
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I'm getting close to putting a finish on some baltic birch plywood speakers and am really curious to see what others have done.

Please post pictures with a quick description of what you used to get that finish.

My mind is melting with all the tips and advice I've read recently and would like to counter that with actual pictures of what the finished product looks like.

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Old 22nd May 2020, 09:38 PM   #2
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I’m looking forward to this, and while we wait Your best finish on Baltic Birch -

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I will soon build four tham 15 and that is a lot of plywood faces to finish and will use oil based polyurethane for protection since I don’t feel like covering the wood grain. I already own everything but it will be existing to see if I should change my mind.

Probably not since the finish needs the durability I can get from oil/poly.
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Java’s Shadzi did something interesting with his Sorels design, taking an angle grinder and carving through the first couple of layers of the ply to give a 3D effect. Not sure I like it but different.

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Painted:

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Polished:

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Exposed layers of birch ply, tainted and 6 coats of polyurethane lacquer.
It was not to be though, sadly the enclosures cracked on a non glued seam.

Today they look like this which isn't bad either...
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Old 23rd May 2020, 02:59 AM   #6
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Bigun, love the deep dark color.

wesayso, stacked side grain speakers look amazing.
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Photo and description: Another 6.5”+1” BR design (Peerless HDS + Seas Prestige)
Birch veneer and a birch block board baffle.

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depending upon cabinet size and aspect, sometimes I think a clear finish looks best

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but then again I like this old one

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I like the clear too, that bottom one though is amazing.

here are the finishes I currently have on scrap wood. The redish (custom mix of cognac and pecan) is a color I like but it brings out some of the fuzzy edges of the grain. The light one on the left is shellac and has a nice gloss and depth to the shine. The top right think one is walnut and I like it but it tends to bring out the splotches the most, even with a pre-stain conditioner on it.
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Here is a set of dFOnken125 in clear finish with a nice detail on the chamfers (not one of ours, they all are unfinished or veneered)

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