Put the third coat of Minwax Antique Oil on today. The Padauk seems to be absorbing a lot of finish and not yet building up. I'll try another coat tomorrow and see how it looks. I didn't notice this on my Flower bowl that had padauk in it as well.
All done now. Put it all together this morning. I added the small chain as I thought where the top overlaps the base it will put a lot of stress on the hinges if it is opened to far. The chain restricts it but the cover will still stay open. The box is for a young child.