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  • #31
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    +1 for tom_s, I love really slim floorstanding cabinets.

    I LOVE the Singularities cabinet

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    • #32
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      Pretty much anything that Tony Gee, Troels Gravesen, or John Eekels have built/designed. I love love love the Dutch Architecture style. And anything that resembles Art Deco as well.

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      • #33
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        I found this on a woodworking forum. It looks relatively easy to do, yet still looks very upscale.

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        • #34
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          I'm surprised no one mentioned these.

          http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...ghlight=tarkus

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          • #35
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            Last edited by r-carpenter; 08-18-2013, 08:02 PM.
            http://www.diy-ny.com/

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            • #36
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              Originally posted by tom_s View Post
              I don't know who built them, but I really like these -
              Those are the Troels Graveson Nomex 164. Go to his build page and you will get a link to that particular builders photos and feedback. Just google Nomex 164.

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              • #37
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                Originally posted by icor1031 View Post
                ... that do not require a 'very high' skill level?
                Back to the original criteria...
                Of course you are the best judge of your skill level; and also important - your access to tools.
                An easy approach is get an existing cab ( or new empty cab ) and focus customization on the front baffle.
                It's is the most visible surface, and can be made to contrast or complement the rest of the cab finish.
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                • #38
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                  Originally posted by mtmpenn View Post
                  Satin is about a million times easier than high gloss for the newb.Mike
                  Plus a million! Satin finishes are sooooooo easy. No fuss, no muss, just apply 3-4 coats in the direction of the grain and call it a day .

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                  • #39
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                    I'd add to that by saying veneer is much easier than you might think, and I personally think that some of the inexpensive veneers are very classy (flat cut walnut, maple, cherry, sapaele, etc). Paper backed veneer, heat lock, Danish oil and simple cabinet can be amazing.

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                    • #40
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                      Maybe not the best looking you've seen but requires little skill level. Just add some sort of side panel.
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                      • #41
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                        Originally posted by mtmpenn View Post
                        I'd add to that by saying veneer is much easier than you might think, and I personally think that some of the inexpensive veneers are very classy (flat cut walnut, maple, cherry, sapaele, etc). Paper backed veneer, heat lock, Danish oil and simple cabinet can be amazing.
                        +1, what MTMPENN said. Veneers can be had very inexpensively, done on the kitchen table, require no expensive tools and is very forgiving of small surface imperfections.

                        These have about $20 worth of Flea-Bay veneers and a weekends work in them.
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                        • #42
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                          well, low skill level, try find some nice vintage cabinets with real wood veneer and repurpose them...basically need a jigsaw to cut out the old baffle, and the ability to cut a new one.....

                          but I'm a sucker for the vintage AR/KLH/Advent speakers with the linen grilles, or the old pioneers with the lattice grilles...

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                          • #43
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                            No skill. Just time.
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                            • #44
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                              No skill. Just time.


                              I strongly disagree with the former.

                              I understand the latter.
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                              • #45
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                                Well, mainly time and patience.
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