Well here it is!

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  1. Ronnie Ferrell

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    This will probably the only finished picture I'll post of my sub because this is how I want to remember it. I had to stain it dark walnut to satisfy SWMBO. I am not liking the look of it dark one bit. I am not finished with the stain but so far I think it sucks! [​IMG]

    Anyway, it sure was purdy in its all natural state! A couple coats of tung oil and this thing would have really popped! Take a gander!

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    I ran short of Hard Maple and did not have enough for the bottom rail in the back. [​IMG]

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  2. Shade Watson

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    I think it looks outstanding!
     
  3. Hank Frankenberg

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    Ronnie, congratulations on a fine job. Bask in the self-accomplishment - you deserve it! I'm sorry you had to stain it, expecially a dark stain. I HATE STAIN, always have, always will.
    I know SAF and WAF, but what's SWMBO?
     
  4. Brian Bunge

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    Ronnie,

    Looks awesome man! Too bad you have to stain it, but it might not be too awful. I guess we'll see huh?

    Hank,

    SWMBO=She Who Must Be Obeyed

    Took me a couple of minutes to figure it out![​IMG]


    BTW, I should have pics of a 5 speaker and subwoofer system in natural walnut in a week or so. [​IMG]
     
  5. Ronnie Ferrell

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    Well, OK... but I warned ya... [​IMG]

    Here it is stained. Only about an hour after staining it so no poly yet. The flash makes it look red but it in not that red.

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    Nice work Ronnie! I even like the stain but don't tell anyone. I am of the camp that doesn't like stain either. I really like the natural pics... it will look great with poly over the stain too though. At least you get a nice subwoofer with wife approval!
     
  7. Brian Bunge

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    Well, I guess I'm a little more neutral. I like natural wood, but I also like to play with dyes to see what I can come up with. It can be a challenge trying to come up with a matching finish for another piece of furniture. I'm still trying to figure out how to get a nice match to my Pennsylvania House Cherry bedroom furniture. But even from one piece to the next the coloration is not completely the same. I did come pretty close with the red mahogany dye. I bought my wife an unfinished chaval (sp?) mirror for Christmas last year and my dad and I tried to match it to the rest of the furniture. It's not exact, but it's good enough that it doesn't stand out in the room.
     
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    Upchuck, but SWMBO will rule, won't she?[​IMG] Not to worry - it's the SOUND that counts in subwoofs.
     
  9. Ronnie Ferrell

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    Hank, SWMBO LOVES IT! The color does not bug me as bad as the blotchy spots. Maple is just a bear to stain evenly. The good thing is our armoire is "antqued" and the blotchy spots kinda make the sub look the same.

    Also I have 2 places I did not get all the glue off in some corners. So it is darker and shinier there. On top of that, it is on the veneer and not the solid maple so I cannot sand it off. I am hoping the poly will blend the sheen some. If not, it is at least in places on the sub that no one will ever know it is there EXCEPT me. And I am the person it will bug the most. I hate stuff like that!


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    It is truly a shame that your old lady wanted that beautiful maple stained [​IMG]

    What are the dimensions on that sub? I would love to have one of those in figured cherry with nothing more than some tung oil and the warming rays of the sun to darken it up.
     
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    It's been years, but there used to be a sealer that you could apply to the wood before staining(oil based) to limit the penetration of stain into thirstier areas of the wood - preventing/lessening blotches.
     
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    I think it's beautiful both ways! Nice!
     
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    And especially Oak - it needs a high solids content sanding sealer. For most woods, there's Minwax stain conditioner - I suppose it's just rebadged sanding sealer, but I don't know for sure.
    Ronnie, I know what you mean abou the blotches - I've never stained anything, from new speaker cabinets to an old oak desk, that didn't have any blotches when I stained it - guess I'm just jinxed. Oh well, the SO likes it, so just enjoy the bass notes and LFE's [​IMG]
     
  15. Ronnie Ferrell

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    We've used the Minwax water-based prestain conditioner and it's worked very well when dying maple and cherry veneers.
     
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    Personally I agree with your "hottie" wife.
    I can see why you're "wipped". [​IMG]
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  18. Ronnie Ferrell

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    Ronnie,

    Nothing wrong with being whipped sometimes! BTW, what's this "hottie" wife stuff? I've never seen any pics![​IMG]

    I think my wife is a hottie too, but I'm biased. Hank's met her so maybe he'll chime in. I do remember him being rather intrigued when I told him she had a twin sister. So that must say something. [​IMG]
     
  20. Ronnie Ferrell

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    I hope she does not mind if I post her pic. I guess not, because all of these are on our website.

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    Here she is with the dork she married. [​IMG]
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    [​IMG] I just noticed she has the same shirt on in those pictures and they are about 1-1/2 years apart. [​IMG]


    Take care,

    Ronnie
     

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