DavidDru Posted April 9, 2015 Author Report Share Posted April 9, 2015 The larger grain features are not too bad a match. The big difference between old and new is that the new wood has very few pores (the streaks in between the grain whorls) because it's from a tree with fewer years on it, and the seam where two pieces have been bookjoined (the older speaker top is a single piece with no seams in the veneer). It's also easy to see that the entire top of the reveneered speaker is veneer while the older one is veneer meeting up with the solid wood face frame at the front.If you want to minimize the differences between the two speakers, you'll probably want to use some stain and make them more like the dark brown 70s speakers than the medium reddish-brown 60s finish. That will make the seams and the pores less prominent.They said they would be using some stain in the application process. There is a break in the veneered new pieces where the frame line would be so hopefully that will show up as we go along. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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