I’ve just been “gifted” with approx. 50pcs. of cedar taken out of a closet, originally used as a cedar closet liner.
5/16” thick, with lots of character in the graining.
I’d like to use it for box making for a series of small boxes and was wondering what finish would be best for this wood.
I tried some wipe-on Danish oil on it and it dried leaving an uneven gloss: high gloss on the harder grain areas and lower gloss on the more open grain areas. I suppose I could even it out with steel wool or fine sanding, but I’d like to avoid the extra steps if it’s possible. I’d like to wind up with a low-or -semi-gloss finish in the end.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, as I’ve never worked with cedar before.
-- Jim, Altadena, CA