We LOVE this easy DIY natural wood finish and clear non-toxic furniture wax! In the last 3 years, we have used them on many things such as cutting boards, wooden utensil and bowls, tables, and on our lovely DIY pallet wood crates!
The purpose of a wood finish is to protect the wood surface from moisture, stains, and other damages, and to enhance the look of the wood.
There are many types of wood finishes. Some are more durable and labor intensive, which I will share in a future article.
This luscious and easy to DIY natural wood finish and clear furniture wax is great for so many uses and safe for children’s toys (unless there’s an allergy issue with the wood or ingredients) . It also has such a pleasant smell of honey, yum!
This is the final part 3 of our DIY wood crates tutorial.
Materials and tools to make natural wood finish / clear furniture wax :
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- glass jar with lid, a small pot to boil water
- 1 part bees wax, 4 parts jojoba or olive oil (I used olive oil).
Place the shaved bees wax and olive oil in a bowl, and slowly heat over a double boiler till the wax is melted. Stir and transfer into a jar.
This wax is non toxic, and so nice to work with. It’s actually a great hand lotion!
You can see from the photo above that the color of the wood and images become richer and deeper once you apply the wax. Let sit for 24 hours, and you are ready to use these beautiful wooden crates or give them as gifts.
We have also used this natural wood finish furniture wax on our DIY pallet coffee table and bench here.
Here are the collage sheets of stamps, images and phrases used to create these pallet wood crates. DOWNLOAD here.