Someone asked me what stain I use. I stained the pine projects "Moorish Teak" to make the wood darker but, on all the other projects, I did not stain the wood. The birch projects are coated with an oil-based polyurethane, which tended to make the wood a bit more blonde than the raw wood color, and all the other woods are covered only with several coats of clear laquer.
Birch Coffee Table
Pine Entertainment Center
Pine and Leather Dinette Set
Pine Coffee Table and Game Table
|Birch Spice Rack with door that opens from either side|
|Chest of Many Colors
This was an experiment with woods I had not used before.
Shell and drawers are birch, drawer faces are Canarywood, Purple Heart, Lacewood, and Bloodwood
I made these by request for my neighbors to their specifications.
Woods are Purple Heart, Bloodwood, and Lacewood
Shell and drawer faces are Canarywood, drawer sides and backs are maple, drawer bottoms are birch.
|Canarywood Jewelry Box|
With floating panels
|Canarywood Blanket Chest
Floating panels and cedar bottom
Norman and Trixie enjoy the bed with the new headboard and blanket chest
|Canarywood Wardrobe with birch back and cedar floor|
|My friend collects blown-glass globes, so I made some exotic wood stands to support them.|
Purple Heart Globe Stand
Clear lacquer coating.
Bocote Globe Stand
Polished on the lathe and with no coating.
The board behind is also Bocote wood.
The Bocote Stand in use
|Pink Ivory Globe Stand|
Polished on the lathe, but with no coating applied yet.
With clear lacquer.
The Pink Ivory Stand in use