Monday, September 20, 2010

Time for a Cocktail?

Time for a Cocktail?
Well this past Friday 17th of September my cocktail kit arrived and it is NICE!. It is made out of oak plywood and is built like a tank. Leg levelers and half completed control panels. The guy even threw in a cheap hinge that might work just good enough for now.
My next step is to find some small flush speaker grills. I am on the fence but leaning towards a coin door. I saw a few on ebay that might work great for my needs for around 40 bucks. After I cut the holes for the speakers and the coin door I will be staining the main panels pecan stain with a polyurethan mixture. It is made by minwax and I have used this product several times before and it comes out great. I usually do about 3 coats with some light steel wool pad in between dried coats. The sides where the control panels are I will be staining black to hide the black speaker grills and black buttons I will be using. I am still not 100% sure what layout I am going to do the control panel but I have some time to work on that. Plus I have to look for a monitor that is going to be suited for my needs. It is exciting and I have a ton of plans for it but it takes time and that is one thing I am lacking right now. But I am in no rush.