I’ve had three pieces recently come off the workbench recently. I used a two low-toxicity finishing techniques to complete them.
I experimented with milk paint to complete my Simple Stool and Simple Bookshelf projects. I teach both projects at NoVA Labs. Each class covers a different set of tools, but by attending both classes, students learn to use every machine in the shop, gain foundational woodworking techniques & skills and complete a pair of projects to take home.
For those following along at home, both pieces cost between $10 to $15 in materials and can be completed in a 6 hour shop day, start to last coat of finish.
The tray received an acrylic paint & oil combination I have experimented with before. Learn to do both after the jump!