I used the Elmers wood filler in post #140. It sands so smooth. I had no plan yet for attacking the cut ends. Just more sanding to get them as smooth as possible. This is the first time I have given so much attention as the majority of the projects I have done in the past were finished by the end user or carpeted to order by the shop that I built it for. The issues I have had with the Elmers is that despite what the label indicates, it does shrink. Thus, as you can see in the pics, I have had to go back again on some of the holes and re-apply. I bought the small size Bondo from Lowe's today to try on the angled cabs. I have had people tell me although there will be more dust, the outcome is better as shrinking is almost non existent when filling holes this small. I will post up my findings. I have used Bondo on small car audio related projects with great results. So my hopes are high.
I planned on using the el-cheapo rattle can primer as I have a ton of it left over from other projects. After I am satisfied with the sanding of the raw mdf cabs, I will spray them with the primer, wait, then sand again till I get the desired results. As I am not looking for a piano finish, I think this should produce what I want. I am going with a Behr matte finish similar to what is on the walls. I need to make up my mind tomorrow if I will go to Sherwin Williams and pay a premium to match the walls exactly or go with a less expensive paint. Choices choices. Wifey has given me creative authority here and is still in a great mood.
TY, I def appreciate it.
If I totally disappear, you know where I went.