|Project by doncutlip||posted 11-19-2011 07:24 PM||1333 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
This rustic box holds kitchen supplies for period impressions at Civil War reenactments. It is all pine, with oak lid stabilizers. It has a multiple layer finish. First I brew some tea and stain it with that, it turns it dingy brown. Then I stain it with iron oxide (steel wool and vinegar solution) which turns it grey – but no splotching. Then I stain it brown with tobacco and ammonia solution. Then I put linseed oil on it and wet sand with 600 grit sandpaper, which makes a slurry and fills in any voids. Finally I wax it. The last picture shows the finish. The cabin hooks are modern galvanized. I took the galvanizing off by soaking them in vinegar. Then I got them red hot and dunked them in a beeswax and turpentine solution to blacken them.
-- Don, Royersford, PA