|Project by Mark Davisson||posted 07-10-2009 02:15 AM||1419 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
This box was created as a gift to a dear friend in Hawaii. This project brought me nothing but joy.
The black walnut was taken from our homestead when the original farmhouse was built by my wife’s ancestors in 1880 and was used as trim throughout the house. During a 1975 remodel, my father-in-law salvaged the trim and stored it in the hay loft where I discovered it a couple of years ago. Scars from the original spikes used in 1880 can still be seen.
The trim is spalted sugar maple taken from a property just a couple of miles away. The inlay on the lid as well as the tab are Hawaiian koa given to me as a gift during a recent visit to the islands.
Boiled linseed oil then wipe-on Minwax clear satin poly.
-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!