|Project by ghazard||posted 07-16-2012 02:15 PM||883 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
A matching pair of his/hers keepsake boxes given to a close friend for their wedding this past weekend.
Goncalo Alves and Walnut with Yellowheart liner on one (hers) and Bloodwood liner on the other (his).
I used the hot-iron-transfer-of-a-laser-print method to print on the liners.
I treated the edges differently and cut the lids to different thicknesses to tailor them to the bride and groom. I thought…scratch that…my wife thought that rounded edges and taller lid would make his more masculine than a “daintier” thin lid and chamfered corners for her. And I think that proved true.
Finish is 3 coats of Zinsser Seal Coat Shellac followed by one thin coat of satin wipe on poly. This is my first time getting to know shellac…I like it…alot. I need to get better at application and rubbing to achieve a uniform sheen. Until then…a thin coat of poly was a quick and easy way to get an even satin finish that I was after. I was really happy with the way that the single thin coat of poly went down. Poly alone would have taken 3-4 coats to look as uniform as the one coat did over the shellac.
The last picture is how we packaged them with the gift card. I am always intrigued by what the trees look like that we get our lumber from…so I include those on my gift cards.
Thanks for looking.
-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"