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    Default How would my Polks look if I refinished them in this veneer?

    I am wanting to replace the vinyl on my Monitor 5A's. I know I want to go with real wood veneer but I would like it to look closer to my stereo cabinet. The cabinet was built by my grandfather in 1961 so refinishing it is out of the question. Will the speakers look weird with this light of a finish?

    I think the veneer on the cabinet is either quilted birch or maple.


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    They'll look great. Faustin just did a pair in oak, and nspindle did his crs+s with natural maple
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    Lighter wood with a black baffle looks excellent.
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    I did my monitor 5's in oak and then stained them in golden oak....

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    Those came out real nice Mikey
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    I think they'd look fantastic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey081057 View Post
    I did my monitor 5's in oak and then stained them in golden oak....

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    Simply gorgeous Mikey, gives me inspiration to do something with my classic Monitor 5s.
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    Thanks for the push everyone. Especially you Mikey, for posting what they look like.

    I have to make sure to get enough for not only the speakers but the PL518 turntable and receiver. Yeah I am a little OCD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbrowser View Post
    Simply gorgeous Mikey, gives me inspiration to do something with my classic Monitor 5s.
    The original veneer reminded me of contact/shelf paper :)
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    I did mine in red oak, stained with a colonial maple, and really couldn't be happier.
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    One of my 4.1TL's done in maple, finished with tung oil:

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11tsteve View Post
    I did mine in red oak, stained with a colonial maple, and really couldn't be happier.

    wow they look great dude the grain just positively jumps
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    I made these in wood shop.....kidding...but the light dark thing just works


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    Quote Originally Posted by westmassguy View Post
    They'll look great. Faustin just did a pair in oak, and nspindle did his crs+s with natural maple
    Actually Dave, they were my 4's that I gave to my daughter's boyfriend. Did them in cherry. Working on the 12's as we speak. Have the cabinets patched up and ready to start applying veneer hopefully in the next day or two. Will be posting pics on the 12's soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey081057 View Post
    The original veneer reminded me of contact/shelf paper :)
    Tell me about it, I'm ashamed to place mine anywhere near the Real Wood, Real High Performance speakers in the house...the vinyl looks so cheesy compared to real wood veneer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faustin View Post
    Actually Dave, they were my 4's that I gave to my daughter's boyfriend. Did them in cherry. Working on the 12's as we speak. Have the cabinets patched up and ready to start applying veneer hopefully in the next day or two. Will be posting pics on the 12's soon.

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    Sorry Bruce. I knew they were your 4s, but for some reason though they were done in oak.
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