|Project by DustinTN||posted 05-15-2013 04:12 PM||1585 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
Here’s a project I just finished. My goal: use a single piece of pallet wood, regardless of cracks, splits, etc. (A LOT OF CLAMPING AND GLUEING THROUGHOUT THIS PROJECT!), and use no chemicals during the process. I also wanted to make my own stains and sealant by hand.
I made different stains with a base of olive oil and white vinegar. I made three different stains from three different plant-based pigments. One was pureed strawberries, one was spinach, and the other was purple kale stems. I used differing layers of the stains on top of one another and sanding in between hoping for a glazed pigment look.
I finished the piece with handmade paste wax from beeswax, coconut oil, and a bit of essential lemongrass oil (for scent.)
-- "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity." -Charles Mingus