No bases on the first two Ed and I got from you. Those were just toying with an idea to see if it would work so you cobbled the wings and baffles together from parts for the full sized Otticas that were defective. I cut my bottoms oversized on the front and large wing side and flush on the short wing side. I carried the angle on the short wing side out to where the back was flush with the back edge of the long wing. After glue up I used a flush trim bit to even up the front and long wing side.
The base in the flat pack cannot be veneered because all four sides are rounded over. You can roll veneer in two planes but not three planes over two adjacent sides. Unless you mean for me to make another flush fit base and not use the one in the flat pack. I'll think on that but I like the look of the larger base too ... decisions, decisions ...
On these I'm going to dye the waveguide black. I'll save the veneer for the first pair that is currently playing.
The base and waveguide will be black as is the plinth for the H-Frames. The H-Frames are already built but I have to refinish them. They were originally covered with a carbon fiber Tolex. The bases on the H-Frames are ebonized white oak with a gloss topcoat. I built them to be bolted on so I can easily remove them to refinish the H-Frames. I have to strip off the Tolex and clean off the glue. Then I can apply the cherry veneer.
I'm looking forward to seeing the cherry also. I have only seen a small picture on the website. It should be here by the end of the week.