Well I did not wast any time getting started on this project. So lets jump right in.
Edit: Note. This build is from scratch not a flat pack. The flat packs are not available yet but are in the works. The build details of the cabinets will be different with the flat packs. Will likely use slots and/or dowels which will make assembly easier (and require less clamps)for those without woodworking tools or skills.
This is how the kit arrives.
Baffles and Norez in the large box.
I ordered the copper cap upgrade. It was only $40. extra so why not. (lower right in photo)
First rip cut of the 3/4" MDF.
Cross cutting the rips to make the parts. in this case the four side panels to be veneered.
The 24" by 8' length of paper backed cherry veneer.Edit: Tip. If using veneer make the panels slightly larger than the finished size, then veneer them and then trim them to final size on a table saw. Doing it this was will give perfect edges with the veneer. It is too hard trying to fit the veneer to the finished size panels and get clean edges.
Here the four side panels are veneered. The veneered faces are placed face to face and all clamped together.
After all the parts were cut out and carefully fitted the glue up began.
Parts awaiting their turn.
Adding the back.
Adding the dividers. Notice I rounded over the exposed edges of the divider.
Installing the ramp top panel.
The grill frames. I rounded the top inside edge.
Edit: Tip. Make the frames slightly smaller in thickness width and length to allow for the thickness of the grill cloth. 5/8 inch thick should work for thickness and remove about 1/16" from each side, front and rear should be close. Otherwise the grill will end up being wider and taller than the speaker box.
I am leaving one side off to allow for fitting the Norez and installing the tube connectors.
With their new stands. These are Elac stands for their Adante speakers.
These are very heavy duty and the perfect size for these speakers. Nice wide bases and will be bolted to the speakers.
Ready for the next steps.
Very excited to hear these!