Boxes from the Man Cave
I was asked to make a few wooden boxes. Most of these are for putting tea bags in, but can be used for whatever.
The dark one with a white stripe is made of granadillo (which comes from Central America) with a tiger maple top. The board actually had the white wood (sap wood) along both edges. I straighten the edges, and ripped the board down the center. Then flipped the two pieces around to put the white part in the center. Just trying new things. I made two of those boxes and both customers loved them.
The red one is made of red heart which also comes from Central America. It too has a tiger maple top. The woods for the boxes are oily so I could only wipe down with naphtha and put 3-coats of shellac waiting 24 hours between coats. The tops I used an oil / poly. I mixed 1/3 Zar polyurethane (semi-gloss) with 1/3 boiled linseed oil and 1/3 mineral spirits.
I got the granadillo and the red heart from West Penn Hardwoods in Conover, N.C.
Got a new set of boxes about to be finished.
Last edited by kywoodchopper; 06-09-2016 at 11:59 AM.