I am sanding, staining, sanding, staining, sanding, staining, sanding, and burnishing with a brown paper bag until they shine and are as smooth as a baby's butt. These are the Shaker style cherry boxes and trays that I made a few weeks ago. In the top photo, you can see the little tiny wooden peg where the top and bottom are put together, no glue... and the copper tacks that hold the bands together. The trays were put together with birch in the bottom, but next time, if I did it again, I'd pay extra and use the curly maple or cherry as the base. Those denser woods have a gorgeous shine and luster when finished that I can't get on the more porous birch. I have also made peanut brittle, lemon bars, sugar cookies and fudge with nuts this weekend, in addition to Harold's scones and cinnamon rolls. The house smells like a bakery with a hint of sawdust.