Suggest a suitable finish for small cedar "collectable" boxes ????

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Forum topic by 1yeldud1 posted 08-01-2011 11:43 PM 1167 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-01-2011 11:43 PM

Any suggestions as to a suitable finish for a series of small collectable boxes? Should a guy finish the inside or leave it the natural cedar so the”smell will come thru ? Im open to all suggestions as my favorite finish so far is Danish wipe on oil. But Im not shure as to what it would look like on cedar – come on guys hold my hand and let me know what to do – lol !!!!

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#1 posted 08-02-2011 01:02 AM

Shellac on the outside and if you want to seal the inside.
Don’t use an oil-based product on the inside. It will smell for a very long time and may never fully cure.

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#2 posted 08-02-2011 01:40 AM

I just did a box made of cedar and redwood arhat I finished with paste wax. Looks great. I just finished the outside left the interior unfinished so if you want it to smell hit it with sand paper.

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