A friend of mine bought the veneer to cover some drums he had built and changed his mind to curly maple. I had some rawhide that he needed for another project so we traded. I had just enough to do both speakers but wasn't enough to do the backs with the grain running the right way but certainly good enough for the backs. It's not as noticeable being it's a burl. Wasn't my first choice but I kind of like it now and it should be good under clear finish. I also have cherry, walnut, white oak and ribbon mahogany, all of which would certainly have been easier.