So a few years ago I bought my second pair of Ohm Walsh speakers, the Walsh 4's. They were unfortunately rough around the edges....spray painted black and kind of banged up. Looked horrible. The grills were intact and the plastic all together except for one small piece on both. Glued back into place. Riddled with dog hair....they will be receiving new cloth. I have removed the drivers and have found a local tech, Akron Canton area, who has worked on these before. The drivers needs new surrounds. Being dropped off next week. I started working on the cabinets.....pics below. Step 1 was removing the black paint. Stripper and some sanding. I used 80 grit to get down to the real wood veneer. Step 2 was filling in the cracks and recreating the corner that were gone and dented. I used Minwax's filler that can be sanded and painted. I think I did a pretty good job. Took about 5 or 6 coats on the corners bit the are sharper than the originals. Pics of those tomorrow once I final sand them Step 3 - I will be trying to replicate the pattern of the veneer. I have seen this done a couple of times....we shall see how it goes. Once we have all that and the final sanding done (200 grit) we shall apply stain. I am thinking about going dark cherry. I also want a super shiny finish and am planning on 3 or 4 coats of poly with 000 fine steel wool in between coats. Anyone else out there tackle a project like this? Any tips or tricks.....do's and don'ts? Any recommendation on fabric for the grills? Spray poly or wipe on? One brand better than another?