|Project by scrappy||posted 08-17-2010 06:46 AM||1711 views||1 time favorited||19 comments|
Here is a candy dish I made for the freind that gave me four 10foot long 2X6 redwood boards. She knows I like to play with wood and had them left over from her porch build. (10 years ago)
It is 7 inch diam and 4 1/2 inch tall. 1/4 inch thick wall. I think the foot should have been a little bigger but I had trimming isues and did not want to cut it off and try again. It is still prety stable this way so I think it works.
The fun part about using a softer wood like this, it sands EASY!!! Maybe TOO easy. You have to watch it or you can change the shape just buy sanding too much. It does give it a really cool texture when the softer rings sand away and leave the harder winter growth behind. You can FEEL the grain all over this.
Finished with 4 coats of Tung Oil/Varnish, Sanded to 400 grit between coats. Then 2 coats of paste wax hand buffed.
Please leave all comments and sugestions as I am always trying to improve.
Thank You for looking.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!