Weathered Cedar Box

1. This box and I have a long history together. The Department of Natural Resources cut down Eastern Red Cedars in my area because they grow like weeds. The DNR leaves them to rot so I collect them. I mill the logs and plane them down to a smooth finish...then I make them look old and worn. Doesn't make sense, I know, but the end result is beautiful. I use an aging technique I developed myself. No solvents, only mineral salts are used. The graying is actually accomplished through chemical reactions. The mineral salts react with the tannins in the wood to develop various shades of grays and greens. I then lightly rub wax over the high spots to give it a "handled" look. Oh, square punched nails were used for assembly. I can scale these boxes to any size you like and finish them any way you like, just let me know. I make many things but this is the first item I have placed on here, more to come. Also, if you have something in mind let me know and I will build it for you. Dimensions, 14.5"H X 12.5"D X 20"W.

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