I went shopping for finishes today - first I went to the furniture selling district of town, where I found about 100 furniture shops, ranging from mainstream showrooms to one-man workshops building custom pieces - but nowhere selling finishes. I did find a shop which sold furniture hardware (which might come in useful one day). I found a paint shop that might have sold something, but it was the sort of place where you just walk up to an iron grill and ask the person behind it for what you want, and they'll go get it for you - but since I didn't know what to ask for, I didn't try. Most of the furniture I saw being built and sold was clearly finished with a high-gloss poly, which I didn't want anyway. So I ended up back at the "home-depot" type store where I picked up some teak oil, a can of "semi-matt" two-part lacquer, and some rattle-can lacquer (I left the high-gloss poly on the shelf). It turns out that paint-thinner is used in the production of cocaine, so you need to get a permit to purchase it - fortunately that was solved by customer services spending about 10min on the phone with the police. looks like I'm finishing test boards this weekend. final dry-assembly: and the frame to hold the laundry bag.
Personally, I'm with trip on this one. For a lid that size, i would be trying my hardest to find some straight grain to hide the glue joint. Another thing that comes to mind is as that cherry ages, the heart wood is going to deepen in color and the sap wood will stay light becoming even more stand out to the eye. I'm not against using sap wood, but for that lid, I'm just not seeing a solution with those sticks that looks anything but thrown together and amature. Not trying to pee on any parades but you asked for opinions.
Awesome frame! Glad to hear you went with the df700. I absolutely love mine. The dominos make difficulty clamping miters a thing of the past ! Im assuming you got the seneca adapter? I don't think a stock df700 domino would have worked on that frame. What size domino did you use? Sent from my SM-P550 using Tapatalk