Bosse Cedar veneer, Satin Lacquer, “Volti Black” paint
When finished, this veneer presents a nice grain ‘picture’, is medium to dark toned, brownish/gray, and will turn a bit more red toned as time passes. This is a classic wood veneer for speakers, and will look great with either black or cane-style grill cloth – although I think the cane-style is the best with this veneer.
Maple is a light colored veneer with a tight, subtle grain pattern. It will often show a bit of figuring or small ‘eyes’ which add interest under close inspection. Will not darken as much as other woods over time. It works particularly well with the contrast of black grill cloth.
Birch (rotary cut)
When finished, this veneer presents a wide grain pattern, is light to medium toned, will often have a mixture of sapwood and heartwood, sometimes with the heartwood having a reddish hue. Will darken over time and take on a richer tone. This veneer blends beautifully with most other wood furniture/flooring.
Not to be confused with stained cherry furniture, which is often dark and reddish in hue. Natural Cherry is medium toned, tan/brown with a bit of a red hue. It has a simple grain ‘picture’ and will often have heartwood mixed in. It will darken and turn a bit more reddish over time. Works well with a wide variety of decors and other woods.
Grill cloth for the Alura speakers is the acoustically transparent, thin, stretchy type of cloth that is commonly used by many speaker manufacturers. There are a number of different suppliers that carry various colors of this product. All of the colors and cloth linked here are available at NO cost upcharge. The black cloth we recommend is from Wendell Fabrics/Mellotone, and we purchase it from Parts Express. What I like about this particular black cloth is that it is truly black. Some black cloths have a gray or purple tint. Other color stretch cloth available at Parts Express: White Cloth Brown Cloth Gray Cloth SpeakerWorks also has a good selection of this stretch grill fabrics in many different colors.