I've started a DIY speaker project based on some components from PureAudioProjects.
So far, I have fabricated modular speaker baffles from Baltic Birch (they attach to a frame, albeit a bit different from that depicted in the photos below).
I hope to finish the Baltic Birch to replicate, as much as possible, the kind of glossy lacquer like finishes in the attached images.
At this point I have Baltic Birch, un-edged.
I have the constraint of living in a New York apartment. While I have space to work and assemble things, I don't have a place to use spay equipment.
I'll need to apply primer and finishes by hand.
How do I get as close to the desired finish as possible? If I sand the plywoods edges, can I get away without edging the baffles?
Any suggestions on sanding process (edges and faces) appreciated. This post, Will painting the edges of plywood hide the layers?, probably answers the edge question, but I'd think Baltic Birch makes a more forgiving edge then typical plywood.
I generally understand the process of priming, sanding, and painting; but specific recommendations for what:
- grit of sand paper to use at what stage of the process as well as
- specific primers and paint and application suggestions
Perhaps a satin finish would prove more forgiving, so I'll happily consider that. Again, any guidance welcome.
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I have a number of constraints affecting the materials with which I have to work and where I have to work (all discussed in the original post) that the suggested answer does not address. I hope to get answers or guidance that help me achieve a result as close as possible to the desired result (see images) with what and where I have to work.
That said, the suggested "possible duplicate" certainly helps (and is really interesting!), it just doesn't fully answer the problem.