Originally Posted by Martycool007
So just out of curiosity..... How does Jim Salk get those really awesome finishes ok the Salk speakers? What kind of veneer is her using? Is it a roll on veneer or does he use a really high end 3/4" cabinet grade wood?
If you email him, I bet he would tell you what he does.
Looking at the photos on his website, it looks like he veneers everything except the outer baffle. The outer baffles look like they are either black-finished MDF or solid wood. Underneath the veneers, I'm sure he uses MDF.
If you click on a photo in his gallery, the larger version of the photo usually has a caption at the bottom that tells you what kind of veneer he used. Some of the veneer he uses is quite exotic and, I'm sure, very costly.
Of course, the biggest reason Jim's speakers look so good is that he's an excellent woodworker and wood finisher.