|Project by geis||posted 04-22-2012 08:44 PM||1375 views||11 times favorited||4 comments|
My son needed a small shelf to hold books and toys above his desk. After a recent purchase of walnut and a few other species, I wanted to try my hand at a project using the walnut. I originally thought about going with poplar for the shelves, but had some curly maple left over from when I built my work bench and realized it would compliment the walnut and really pop with a nice finish.
I finished the project with an application of boiled linseed oil and several coats of shellac.
This is my first time using shellac; I’m pretty happy with the result. It’s pretty forgiving and allows the character of the wood to come through.