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Re: Speaker Finish Rosewood Espresso
TrevorM #445782 06/18/22 11:27 AM
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I can see the apprehension over staining an already attractive wood grain/color.

The mockup of the rosewood/espresso on the website looks very classy to me. I already have Rosewood in high gloss, but looking back Espresso would have been striking too. smile

I have an older pair of bookshelves in Zebrawood with high gloss epoxy finish. Stunning. I miss that wow factor in my listening room.

Re: Speaker Finish Rosewood Espresso
TrevorM #445784 06/18/22 04:46 PM
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I prefer semi-gloss myself ... High gloss shows too many finger prints, dust, etc ... but when polished ... it can be awesome. Also if the speakers are surrounding a TV or screen the reflections might pull the eye to them. Not to mention raise the ambient a bit.

That's why all the speakers in the media room are satin. Even the ALFRs which I debated about since I really wanted them in semi ... think axiom felt the same way as they seem to be something between satin and semi ...

For me, the rosewood expresso seems too dark and hides the look of the rosewood ... think you can get the same effect in a different wood and save some money. Also as far as my stain on the LFRs, I regret not changing the media room's color scheme to fit the natural santo rosewood color as I think that would have shown the wood off better.

Re: Speaker Finish Rosewood Espresso
TrevorM #445793 06/18/22 06:21 PM
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I've been redoing the wood in our house, put semi gloss on part of the stair railing last week. For some reason it isn't going on like semi gloss normally does. Stirred the can well, got all the globs at the bottom back into suspension, yet on the post knobs it looks partly like heavy matte finish and the odd overly shiny blob here and there almost as if the urethane still wasn't fulled mixed.
Just odd.
Starting to wonder if i bought a really old can or something.


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Re: Speaker Finish Rosewood Espresso
chesseroo #445799 06/18/22 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by chesseroo
I've been redoing the wood in our house, put semi gloss on part of the stair railing last week. For some reason it isn't going on like semi gloss normally does. Stirred the can well, got all the globs at the bottom back into suspension, yet on the post knobs it looks partly like heavy matte finish and the odd overly shiny blob here and there almost as if the urethane still wasn't fulled mixed.
Just odd.
Starting to wonder if i bought a really old can or something.
Is this a new can? If so perhaps you got one that's out of date? ...
If a used can perhaps it was not stored/put away correctly, or the can was left open for a while before being closed ...

I know with old paint that can definitely happen ...

Re: Speaker Finish Rosewood Espresso
TrevorM #445818 06/20/22 07:08 PM
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Chess, I must have missed that last line … since I just repeated what you said … sorry about that

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