My son sent me 3 pairs of speakers (california to ontario). They are
about 50 lbs each. The guy who packed them for him had them wrapped on
a pallet. UPS said no, so he broke them down to the six boxes. And
they were poorly packaged!
One pair is veneer rosewood & the other two pair are piano black.
At the bottom of each speaker is a black spacer plate (1/2"). And then
there is a black or rosewood base (3/4"). Four big screws go up
through the base plate, spacer plate & into the bottom of the speaker.
There are four spiked (six spikes / 3 rows) inserts pressed into the
bottom of the speaker into which the screws go. The bases themselves
have spikes screwed into them that isolate the speakers from the
floor. Thank goodness these were pulled & shipped in a bag.
Now the bad news. All of the bases got separated (ripped off) from the
speakers. So the base plate & spacer plate were locked together with
the 4 inserts, scratching the hell out of the bottoms of the speakers
(for 5 days by ground - lots of handling)! Spacer plates ok but 5 of
the 6 base plates are severely dented or broken (pressed material).
That is 95% of the damage. The rest is some dents and chips along the
corners. Enough to make you cry.
I can't blame UPS. So I need to get them repaired. I know zip about
woodwork. My only experience is with furniture guys from insurance
companies who come in & repair after a move.
I have still have your interest here is a link to the speaker manual
Page three shows my model & will give you a better idea of what I've
tried to describe. I also took some digital pics.
So I think I'll go the yellow pages & look for a furniture finisher
who has been in business for 25+ years.
Is this the right approach? Can the same guy handle the rosewood & the
thanks for listening.