|Project by BarbS||posted 03-11-2011 08:30 PM||1258 views||0 times favorited||21 comments|
This is Alaskan Yellow Cedar (thanks, Autumn) that is 10-1/2” in diameter and about 3” high. It caused me a lot of grief with tear-out and having to sand it for days, because it is such soft wood. Even my fingernails would put dents in it, and the sandpaper edges continually marked it and I had to back-track to re-sand and take care of it. The wood is absolutely glowing beautiful with oil on it, though, and worth the effort. I tried to put a light pecan stain on the inside for contrast to the outside, but changed my mind after (hah) and did my best to sand it out, so it is very lightly stained on the interior, then Beal-buffed and waxed. It’s about 1/4” thick at the widest wall point, and is rock steady on the table, ready for apples or anything else heavy. I love this wood; and, I hate this wood! It is difficult to work, but the warm glow when finished is a very warm, welcoming look. All comments welcome!