I just built a large peice for my son to dump his sweaty hocket gear
into. The carcass is made of redwood I had leftover from a deck. The
panels are made of half inch thick oak veneer plywood. It has a fan in
it which sucks air through it to dry the sweaty things. (He only
washes this stuff once a season but that's another story.)
The redwood and the oak veneer kinda sorta compliment each other.
It'll be in the garage anyway! However, if he looses his interest in
hockey, it would make a nice blanket and quilt chest (it opens from
the top). Anyway I want it to look nice even though it's made of cheap
Now the purpose of the post:
I'm considering one of three finishes.
1. A couple of coats of Watco Danish oil followed by a couple of coats
of Bison wax.
2. A couple of coats of Dannish oil followed by a coat or two of
3. One of the hardwood floor finishes like
FUHR 255 URETHANE FLOOR FINISH
McCLOSKEY® GYMSEAL FLOOR FINISH
Option #3 seems an expensive route, plus the finish is probably too
Any of you have opinions about my choices or have recommendations of
BTW, the main compartment will have sweaty stuff in it so I think some
level of water repellant-ness or proof-ness is appropriate.