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#1 posted 05-31-2016 11:34 PM

Nice save. Looks better with the grill.

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#2 posted 06-01-2016 12:00 AM

Genius. Good work around.
I was on the way home from a job and got a change order 20 minutes ago..Mine was a snap compared to yours.

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#3 posted 06-01-2016 12:22 AM

It all looks great and nice save, but unfortunately the grill will not be good for sound. Speaker fabric is used for a reason as it is much more transparent to sound than would be the wood grill. It comes in colors and you may find one that will closely match the eventual finish color. The client should understand that a center channel will have to have speaker fabric located in the center of the unit below the TV.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#4 posted 06-01-2016 01:14 AM


@Bill, I agree, the client does know that the speaker has a fabric grill on it. Some people are sound purists and others are fine with an old radio (me).

The wood grill is not attached and won’t be.
I’ll let the audio people and the client decide if they would rather have it for looks or not.
When I was discussing the center channel with the client she was mentioning, why do I even need the center channel when we have speakers in the ceiling?
I’m pretty much under the impression she doesn’t care as much about the sound, but we will see.
The speaker comes with a grill and the hole is the same size as the speaker so it will fill the hole perfectly, I won’t be covering a grill for it.

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#5 posted 06-01-2016 03:14 AM

Way back when I worked in a Radio & TV shop my boss was known for his custom installations (he did a few for the Mayo doctors in Rochester MN long before I got there) in another installation he made custom inset wall panels covered with, and pattern matched, to the wall paper with hundreds of holes for the sound path.

In another case he made MDO panels covered with veneer to match the cabinetry again with tiny many tiny holes for the sound path.

In both cases, and many other custom jobs, you could not detect the speaker location unless you really searched!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 07-02-2016 04:30 PM

The Sound company was fine with the wood grill.

Here it is finished.

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#7 posted 07-02-2016 05:21 PM

Gorgeous work jbay. That is why you buy custom – it looks like that – this could be a showroom piece.

Question – how did you make the grill? I can’t see the detail from here, so I don’t know if it is lattice or what. It does look like lattice as far as I can see.

Regardless, you really know your cabinet work. Great job.

-- Measure Twice, Cut Once - throw it in the woodpile, start over...

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#8 posted 07-02-2016 07:54 PM

Thanks jobewan,
Store bought grill. It is just lattice. (1/2” square holes)

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#9 posted 07-02-2016 08:22 PM

You don’t need good sound quality watching bravo :)

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#10 posted 07-03-2016 01:19 AM


Very nice! It looks to me like the client needs some custom mill work to compliment your beautiful work.

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#11 posted 07-04-2016 01:38 PM

Thanks JBrow,
This is true, very weird house. Lots of cold hard stone, could definitely use the warmth of some wood.
I also built a bar for the man cave, you can see the flag painted on the ceiling in the room on the left.

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