|Project by FaTToaD||posted 11-22-2010 12:30 AM||2716 views||12 times favorited||9 comments|
One of my coworkers asked if I would make a napkin holder for her, so I thought it would be a good chance to use a piece of slightly figured maple I had on hand.
The outside edges are walnut, followed by thin strips of cherry, and finally I piece of curly maple for the center. I wasn’t sure if the mitered corners would hold up over the years, so I added four walnut miter keys to each side. The corners actually slant in about a degree to help hold the napkins in place.
For the finish, I started with several coats of heated BLO that I allowed to cure for several days. I then applied four coats of a homemade “danish oil”, followed by a couple coats of wax.
Overall I’m happy with it, and I’m sure she’s going to be very pleased.
Thanks for looking. Comments and feedback are always welcomed!