This is a Keepsake Box I just finished for
I wanted to keep it a simple project with
basic joinery and beautiful wood.
about half way through, my wife decided
she wanted the box to be a cherry color,
which I had not anticipated, as it is yellow birch, with a strip of cherry down the middle and a homemade cherry base
molding. So I really over stained the top
and designed the top around the hickory burl heart.
I used tung oil as the finish and went through 4 coatings of Tung oil, sanding my way up to 800 grit between coats.
My final coat was Jeff Vanderburgs Tung Oil and Beeswax polish, and wow, did it pop! Thanks Jeff!
Thanks to all the folks in this site, I learn
something every day, and that’s really cool!!