Woodworker: Mike McGinnis
McGinnis made this blanket chest (16 in. deep by 42 in. wide by 20 in. tall) for his son and his son’s fiancée using wood from a maple tree that stood outside his son’s childhood bedroom. When the tree was cut down, McGinnis discovered that it had significant wormholes. Instead of discarding the wormy wood, he decided to celebrate the flaws, exposing the wormholes. He filled them with epoxy and finished the piece with boiled linseed oil, shellac, and wax.