|Project by Sgt_Lobo||posted 12-12-2007 05:17 AM||2243 views||2 times favorited||24 comments|
Well, I originally posted these as a blog series but things have been hectic around here, so I wasn’t able to finish bloging the creation of these boxes. Luckily I have had the time to finish the boxes though…
Two boxes, first time I’ve done boxes like these, and the first time I was able to find and utilize wood that didn’t come from Lowes or Home Depot. I must say, these were a pleasure to build. I really like doing the keyed corners and will probably create many more boxes this way.
Anyhow, the first box for my step-father is made from walnut and zebrawood. I finished it with 8 coats of Formby’s low gloss tung oil.
The second box for my mom is made from padauk and bubinga. I finished it with several coats of Watco danish oil and then 3 coats of minwax paste finish wax.
I have never used any of the oil finishes before these projects. I learned that I really like the tung oil and that I’m not too fond of the danish oil. I think the danish oil is hard to predict the kind of results you are going to get. It takes forever to dry and then still you might get some spots that are too dry and others that are too oily. Maybe it’s just my lack of experience. The tung oil on the other hand was about as easy as any finish I’ve ever used. It really made the grain on the walnut pop out and the varnish mixed in made for a good protective finish.
Anyhow, here are a couple more pictures. Thanks for taking the time to look!
None of these pictures really do the Padauk and Bubinga box any justice. The purple of the Bubinga really compliments the reddish tones in the Padauk.
-- Sgt_Lobo -- Aurora, CO