|Project by Tokolosi||posted 02-27-2012 05:33 PM||1288 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I made these two boxes for a friends young daughters as a thank you gesture for a favor he did me. Simple pine boxes. What was interesting is I initially intended a oil only finish. I have had great results on pine with Old English Almond oil. Especially if the wood is grainy. However I didnt like the look of this particular batch when oiled. So I applied red mahogany minwax stain to one straight after oiling. And the result was unexpected. The oil somehow altered how the sapwood absorbed the stain creating a stripey antique’ish look. The second box got Minwax provincial over the almond oil.
-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien