Originally Posted by HFGuy
I didn't know Mark even made them that small
So jealous of your build, just need more updates !
Yeah, I think that's a slimming angle on the sub.
I wish I had more updates to share -- it's been really slow going with all the meticulous woodwork that has been done, and unfortunately some of the stuff I would love to share is wrapped up to protect it, so I can't get pictures quite yet. This includes the woodwork around the exterior window and door, which now has built-in light blocking Lutron roller shades with the tracks inlaid into the casings. Really turned out beautifully.
BUT! I do have some shots to share!
One of the recent big projects was completing the doors on the lower cabinets. These have metal grilles which are laser-cut aluminum, which has been painted with a satin finish oil paint. Two of them are left with just the painted metal, because they're the HVAC air returns, but the rest have speaker cloth behind them to hide the two big subs, and to hide some bass trap treatments. My carpenters, as usual, did a really fine job of mounting the grilles and cloth.
First, here's a shot with the grilles in place, but no cloth behind them yet. You can also see in this picture the speaker cloth covering the location of the Aerial CC5 center speaker:
And here's a detail shot from the back, showing how they're mounted. There's a rubber gasket around them to ensure no rattles:
Also, we have the surround speakers in place! The rear surrounds were white, so we had to paint them. We may still have to de-shine the ring around the woofer to keep it from glinting through the fabric:
And, here's one of the side surrounds, temporarily peeking out from behind its protective cardboard:
Sorry it's a smallish update, but it's something!