|Forum topic by CompleteRookie||posted 03-03-2010 10:00 PM||929 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
03-03-2010 10:00 PM
First, thank you to all the LJ’s that helped me in the process of constructing my jewelry boxes. It has been extremely helpful. I made a prototype out of some spare lumber I had in the garage. I showed it to my wife who quickly said, “no. Too big, too bulky”. So back outside I go and make 2 more prototypes. We have the right one now.
I have started to assemble the sides of the box. I am using wenge for the sides and the spalted maple for the top, and significantly less spalted maple on the bottom. I will have the top and bottom done in a week or so (depending on my garage time) and I have started to think about the finish.
I was initially thinking of a simple oil and wax finish. This can typically be applied to any project. However I don’t know if that would be the best. Should I look into doing a shellac first coat and finishing with a poly or lacquer?
I want to beauty of the wood to be the primary focus. I don’t think I want a high sheen on it but that might not be a bad idea.
Any thoughts and opinions are appreciated.
-- I can make firewood with the best of them!