Over Spring Break I was able to complete a decent amount of work of this project, nearly completely it to be honest. As I previously said in my prior post, I am planning on making a wooden jewelry box with a pin hinge that is inspired by mid-century modern furniture.
The project thus far has been carved and assembled. I tested some stains but I am not a fan of the finish at least for one of the parts. The pin hinge was much easier to insert into the wood, or at least easier than expected. Moving forward, I plan on continuing to sand the box and look at some different finishes for the wood. Currently the base has a walnut varnish and the lid has a black varnish. In addition to those stains, I am unsure if I should keep the raw and unfinished wood-look or add a polish or some sort of shiny finish to the box. I feel as if both would fit the mid century modern aesthetic, so some opinions of that would be great appreciated.
Below are some images of the project as well as an aesthetic/inspiration picture: