Would you use redheart for this project? And best finishing?
I only do 1 project a year most years. This year it's going to be a page-a-day calendar as a Christmas gift for my wife (those little 5" square desktop calendars). Yes, that means I'm making 365 five-inch calendar pages but that's a different discussion :-)
This stack of paper will sit in a little wooden holder I'm making that will essentially be a box open on one side with a thumb notch on the top and an angled frame on the back to hold it at a 30- or 45-degree angle.
I was thinking of using 1/4" redheart just because (a) this is a small project so it won't be expensive overall to use an exotic wood, and (b) it's an unusual-looking wood. I have no experience with this wood - just wondering if there's some gotcha or consideration I'm overlooking.
Also, what kind of finish should I apply on it? When done, this is going to sit on a countertop.
Thanks for any advice!