Step #2- Route, Sand, Stain, Sand, Assemble, Play! As I mentioned in my last post, I enjoy crafting hand-made, custom box drums called cajóns. If you missed the cutting and clamping and everything leading up to the last few steps, then you can find it here: Making a Cajón / Part 1
This last month I had two 2 separate orders from local friends who both wanted cajóns that were toned "American Walnut". The first cajón I stained with a very common walnut wood stain, and the video below shows me using that stain. However, I encountered a lot of issues during application with the consistency of the stain (not to mention the clean up). Because of a few other factors, I decided to order and try something new called "aniline dyes" for the second cajon. Below are mixed pictures from the recent drums with both types of finish. Let's just say I am now a huge fan of the dye.
Both box drums are finished and delivered, and they have now successfully joined the ranks of the others I have built previously. Check them out here: See some of my previous Cajons
Making a Cajon / 25 Pictures *Mobile users, rotate your screen to enlarge pictures