|Project by mahdee||posted 02-11-2016 03:24 PM||1599 views||2 times favorited||20 comments|
A friend of a friend of a friend’s dad passed to the other side of life and I inherited a milk crate full of molding and boards. I decided to make a jewelry box out of some of the boards that I am thinking are mahogany. Long story short, the wood has thousands of round pores in it and every time I put poly on it, the wood would produce bubbles under and through the finish. After several attempts, I stripped it and used lacquer instead and to my demise, same thing happened. When I put more than 3 coats on it, certain area of the finish collapsed while other locations began to show the grain as though it was red oak. Finally, after stripping it and apply 4 coat of shellac, sanding in between and rubbing the last coat with 1-4 ratio with denatured alcohol, it stabilized and I was able to finish it with 2 coats of lacquer. I have never experienced anything like this before and am questioning whether the wood is mahogany. Anyways, the side storage can hold watches and the front part is for necklaces and such. I hollowed the side pieces to serve as a hidden compartment.
Thank for looking.