Just for something to do. I must say, they sound great. I would not trade my Carmody Classix2 for them, but they are pretty good. First time trying French polish technique with shellac. Have not tied in and painted the baffles yet. I'm in no hurry.\n\nI opted for the PCBs for the crossover I found on ebay, instead of just gluing the components to the bottom of the cabinet wired point-to-point. Once you pay tax, buy the screws, the binding posts and any finish on them, the notion of "C-note" with regard to cost is kind of a stretch.\n\n\nI put cherry veneer on them and this is what it looks like after one session with the French polish. I think I did 5 coats in one session. It was really enough at that point, but I added another 4 coats the following day for an even deeper look. They are closer in color being all the veneer came from the same piece. Just how sensitive to changes in lighting the shellac is. This may be my favorite gloss finish, looks wise. Really easy to do once you get the hang of it.