|Project by Patrick May||posted 05-12-2011 04:02 AM||2348 views||8 times favorited||15 comments|
Heres one of the largest Celtic boxes I have made.It measures 10-3/4” deep x 14-1/2”wide x 4-1/4” tall.
The sides are quilted maple . The top is pencil line spalted big leaf maple. I found this log next to railroad tracks someone had dumped it there. I noticed the spalting so I brought it to a local sawmill.
The black wood is Missouri Bog Oak. It was discoverd by a farmer buried 15 feet below the ground. It is thousands of years old.The log was buried by some dramatic natural event. The tannins in the oak reacted with the soluable Iron present inthe ground water turnning the Oak black.
The finish is 3 coats of natural Danish oil than wax.