Sealing Pine for Outdoor Use

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Blog entry by Al posted 04-01-2014 01:52 PM 1672 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello again

Can anyone tell me the best way to seal and waterproof, as best as possible, the legs of my Adirondack chairs. These are old chairs that I want to save for a few more years as I made 2 new ones to replace these with cypress.

Thanks as always…


-- Al Meriden, Connecticut

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#1 posted 04-01-2014 02:08 PM

I’ve had good luck with Cabots Timber oil. Every few years I refinish the bird feeder I made and set the bottom posts in the finish so it soaks up. After what ever finish you use you can attach some composit deck material to the bottom of the feet to avoid contact with the elements.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 04-01-2014 05:34 PM

If the chairs are painted, then I’ve had good results from priming first with a mixture of water and Titebond II. The mix is milky but dries clear. It is a great primer, the more coats the better. The will be a saturation point.

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