This was my first stab at DIY speakers and the results were far better than I ever expected. The design was a 2 way massive bookshelfs that weighs in at just under 60lbs apiece. The finish chosen was a high gloss South African Zebrawood. The cabinets were sealed with seperation between the components. I have to say that the project went without one hitch (how often does that happen?). A little wiring, soldering and speaker stand manipulation and I have a new set of fronts.