Walnuts on Elm – Credit where credit is due – Check out Pegs and Tails
Brother Jack Plane recently built a Irish Elm Dressing Table (Be sure to read all of the posts about this project). He finished it with “Van Dyke Crystals” (a product of Walnuts, as I understand it) and oil. Elm is usually not seen as one of the finer furniture woods in the United States. But, apparently, in the UK and Ireland, Elm is one of the standard species. Maybe we can make a push for bringing this tough, reliable wood into a new found popularity as a case wood.
BTW, if you’re not reading Jack’s blog, you’re missing out. It’s full of information that ranges from the practical to the arcane. And you’ll have to go a long way to find a more entertaining blog. Put it on your favorites list.