The boxes were finished with one coat of hand rubbed sanding sealer, rubbing the sealer into the open grain and inclusions. After sanding a wipe on coat of polyurethane was applied and sanded. The final finish was Johnson paste wax applied with a worn-out scotch pad then buffed. I experimented with several stains and finishes but leaving the finish natural wood and waxing seamed to give it a warm natural look that felt good to the touch.adamkearns wrote:Looks great! With which did you cover these wooden boxes?
As a side note Rounds were saved from the shredder after the very old Mesquite tree was cut down for a nature walk parking lot.
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A 'very old mesquite tree' was cut down so as to create a parking lot for a nature trail.
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