I have some wonderful pieces of spalted cherry I'm building a tea box out
of. My finishing objectives are _always_
maximizing the visual appeal of
beautiful woods (I love walnut/oil/shellac, etc.). But I've not worked
with cherry much, and even less spalted wood. I'm aware of finishing
problems due to cherry's inconsistent density(?) but don't know if oils
reveal splotches in cherry or just coloring.
So considering I want to highlight the spalting and not too interested in
coloring, and it's cherry, plus there's some faint ribboning and I'd like
to not highlight that (I don't think) - anyone have suggestions for a
finishing procedure, or pointers to where I might see some? I have many
shellacs on hand, pure tung and boiled linseed oil, waxes, etc., but would
buy whatever materials someone else thinks would be best.
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