Wood Movement & Finish
Well, once again I must turn to my friends in Router Form to help ease my mind or give me advice on what to do. I have build a small box (see picture below) to hold K-Cups. It is mitered case construction glued together with Tite Bond Extend Wood glue. I live in Peoria (Phoenix) AZ and I am giving this to my Aunt who lives in San Francisco, CA. The case is solid maple with cherry trim and drawer fronts. I have finished it with Watco Cherry and natural Danish oil. Question, will wood movement be a concern in a Bay Area Climate that is more moist the Arizona? Should I not only put Watco oil on the outside but also in the interior? Would adding a coat of Minwax Wipe-on Poly help or any other finish on top of the oil? I have not added any finish to the drawers; should I?
Thanks for any advice.
PS It is already 80 degree here in my shop!
PSS The back of the box is 3/4 inch birch plywood because I was concerned a solid maple back might expand and push the joints apart.
Last edited by Seldonman; 02-10-2015 at 07:23 PM.