Looks great. Grain filled high gloss finish is labor intensive. You wind up sanding off a bunch of finish as you build up the finish in the wood grain. It just takes lots of coats....Thanks guys! The depth of the quilted wood is really amazing, especially after filling the pores and getting that polished look.
This is the first time I've went with a high gloss finish on a board. It's a decent amount of work to get the pores filled. I basically sanded down four coats back to the wood. There's probably a quicker way.
I didn't know the word so looked it up: Chatoyancy - WikipediaTHAT is some beautiful chatoyance. Rex Kreuger talks about it, and I've seen some minimal examples in some of my projects. But that board is gorgeous!
Yep. Lots of coats of shellac...
I'm curious about that too. My guess: the squares aren't simply edge glued to the frame. Maybe the outer squares have a rabbet/tenon fitting into a slot in the frame? Would like to see a photo of the bottom too.I am still struggling to grasp the design of the maple frame around the board.