|Project by FloridaArt||posted 03-26-2016 01:12 PM||713 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
March, 2016—Sawdust Bob has banyan trees and he gave me a cut-off that had been in a wood pile for months. Pictured are three of the four boxes I’ve made with it so far. Banyan wood certainly has some challenges in working with it. Lots of character!
I also tried some different finishes. The box on the top (or left) is dyed with and orange dye, and then covered in multiple coats of brushed-on water-base satin poly. The bottom (or right-most) is first coated with tung oil, and then multiple coats of brushed-on gloss poly. The middle box only has the tung oil. This is a very porous wood.
The largest box, the orange one, is 6.6-inches long, 3.25-inches wide, and 4.25-inches tall at the peak. I like how the orange box turned out. I may try blue due for the next one! :-)
-- Art | Bradenton, Florida