I just finished another mini book.
This one is a bit experimental. I varnished the wood (all the wooden books I’ve made so far have a raw wood surface). Once the varnish dried, it looked a bit shiny so I burnished it with steel wool, but it still didn’t look right. So I rubbed it with wax.
I’m a little concerned the wax might stain the paper, so I’m going to let this one sit for a few days. If the paper is ok, then I might start doing more like this. In fact I have the blanks for two slightly larger books (about A5 size) that I think will look great when finished this way.