Amateur or Pro: Amateur
Finish Used: Since this is a utilitarian piece that is going in a closet, I went ahead and used boiled linseed oil. Depending on the countertop wear, I may refinish with an oil/varnish mix. I have little experience with finishing and it is the step I dread the most. I have some picture frames lined up after I finish the new pergola in the backyard, so as I get better with finishing, I may revisit this piece.
Wood Species: Radiata Pine, Red Oak
I’m fairly new to start, your site being a great inspiration and educational tool. I wanted to share my latest project. Now that I have it finished, I am tempted to sell it and make another one for myself with some more complex joinery (other than straight oak dowels) that would reduce the overall weight, increase strength and up the challenge. Anyway, thank you for all of your insight through your videos, articles and podcasts (that I am still trying to get caught up on).