Finishes

Dyes

We have a complete set of dyes to create boxes that match clan colors. Generally used on a soft maple or poplar box because their light color and open grain take the pigment well.

Oil

Perhaps the most recommended finish, boiled linseed oil, provides protection to the wood, highlights the grain, and is easily repaired if the finish is damaged. May be applied under wax or polyurethane, or on top of a dye.

Wax

The simplest of our finishes, paste wax will provide some protection to the wood and highlight the grain. Must be renewed periodically, but with some care looks great.

Polyurethane

Polyurethane provides maximum protection for the wood, however some don't care for its "plastic" look. May be applied over dyes or oil to protect the beauty they provide. No real maintenance needed, but very difficult to repair if damaged.

A custom box done for the 2006 Chicago Kotei
A box branded with the Ratling mon and with an honor counter lid
A box made of purpleheart and avoidre, branded with the Unicorn Mon on the lid.
A box done in crab clan colors with a mon counter lid.
A box done in dragon clan colors with a mon counter lid.