|Project by jeffreythree||posted 09-15-2009 01:48 PM||2245 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
Well, while I was working on boxes out of scrap, I figured i would continue on that theme and try out some cedar elm I had milled. There is very little info on this wood out there; so I figured i would just need to try it out. The boards did not dry very straight, and were from small, twisted trees. Rustic lumber to say the least. After some time on the jointer, resawing it, and planing it I had some wood for these boxes. Worked wonderfully, but a little prone to tear out and sanding swirls. It is a very hard and heavy wood. I love its coloring though! After many miters and rabbetted tops later, I ended up with this fleet of boxes. I finished them in different finishes for tests: wipe on poly, shellac, danish oil, and tung oil. The tung oil appears to be the winner so far. I personally like the 3rd one with the included bark, and I left the finish off the outer part of the bark to keep the lichen and moss alive.
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