|Project by TMartin||posted 01-05-2009 10:33 PM||11586 views||12 times favorited||20 comments|
I got this idea and plan from a New Yankee Workshop episode. I made this as a gift—-I thought the “hidden compartment” in this project would be a perfect place for an engagement ring. It was, but I did have to unwrap it and take it out of the box because this hidden drawer is fairly shallow.
I used cherry, most was “curly cherry.” As for a finish, I found an article in Woodworking Magazine that led me to try boiled linseed oil (cut w/ 1/3 mineral spirits) and 3 coats of spray lacquer. I didn’t have time for the sun or tanning salon treatment (I am planning on trying this for my next project with cherry) but I think it came out great nonetheless.