Joinery and Finish

We use dovetail joinery, spline miter joinery and glue to put together the boxes. No nails, no screws, no ‘biscuits’.

We are very picky about sanding. We sand boxes up to 400 grit. Boxes are then finished with shellac. We mix the shellac with pure cane alcohol, and apply it in coats as modified ‘French rub finish.’ Then they are polished and finished with a coat of wax. The result is a very satiny, semi-gloss finish. Our finishes and solvents are natural and non-toxic. Bowls: bowls are sanded up to 800 grit, sometimes 1,000 grit, and then finished with ‘Qualasole’ padding laquer.

Laminated joinery at Biesanz Woodworks
Laminated joinery at Biesanz Woodworks



San Jose, Costa Rica

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