|The latest batch on Etsy includes recycled knotty walnut, curly maple, spalted maple, and Brazilian cherry. In addition, one of the small maple boxes was treated with a light transparent wash of blue dye. Just enough to give it some color but not enough to hide the grain and the natural shimmer of the curly and birds-eye maple. After rubbing out the dye, the entire box was treated with a thin protective coat of clear satin polyurethane. All of these include inserts to secure rings in place.
I try to use as much recycled wood as possible in anything I make and as often as not, these are woods that can be contrasted against one another to form a pleasing design. The next logical step is to incorporate areas of color in my work and I've been trying to develop a palette of colors that will work with my boxes. Paint covers the surface too completely as well as most stains. It seems that dyes can be applied as a thin wash, changing the color of the wood, but still allowing the natural grain patterns and character to show through.
- Boise, Idaho, United States
- Handcrafted woodwork designed for use in storage and display. Boxes, cabinets, display cases and shadowboxes to provide safe environments for collectibles and to help keep special items close at hand. Perfect for small places needing to combine style & storage. Everything listed on my site is completely handmade by me in my shop from scratch. I use mostly recycled & reclaimed wood for my creations and focus on domestic woods and avoid any endangered exotic woods. Please contact me at my Etsy site for a custom order and I’d be happy to help with an original design for a special one-of-a-kind handcrafted item.