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Dusty56

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597 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question salt box sea salt

Hello, Any of you that have turned a box for storing Sea Salt in for the kitchen.
Are there any particular types of wood NOT to use and do you finish the inside of the box , and if so , with what, please ?
Thank you and Happy New Year to all : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!


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#1 posted 597 days ago

Very interesting question. I don’t have a clue, but, I’m gonna follow along to find out also. The same wish of a Happy New Year to you also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#2 posted 597 days ago

Salt will react with the chemicals of any wood I believe so you will need some sort of barrier, maybe a plastic coating I know they sell and acrylic you can pour on one side then do your machining. You will also have to make it air tight to keep moisture out, A false top with baking soda to draw away the moisture would work.
Just a thought

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#3 posted 597 days ago

Thanks for the tips , sandhill : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 597 days ago

Dusty: I made a saltbox out of Bolivian rosewood. If you do a search you will see they make wooden saltboxes out of hardwoods that are not porous like rosewood, olivewood,etc. I used saladbowl finish on the inside of the box and polished the outside and have not had any problems keeping course sea salt dry.
-Don

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 597 days ago

Thanks , Don…do you notice any “aroma” from the finish transferring to the salt ?
I have some Honduran Rosewood in stock which takes a beautiful shine I think from the natural oils in it.
Did the finish adhere well to your Rosewood ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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