- OR – What I did upon giving up on Spar urethane.
I refinished this bench, about two-years ago. I slathered it with Spar Varnish. The bench sits on the front porch, facing the afternoon sun, and, consequently the finish utterly failed, in little more than a year. It looked really good. But the sun beat the snot out of it.
This time, with Joye’s consent, I simply sanded it down to its birthday suit, and soaked it with Boiled Linseed Oil, let it dry a good long time, and put it back together, and took it back to where it lives. Joye was very happy with the way it looks. So was I.
In the above Montage, the first photo should be the fourth.
She asked me how much I wanted for it. (I, frankly, didn’t want anything for it, but, Homey Joye don’t play that way.) So I gave her a number, whereupon she muttered something about that being “way too much,” walked into the other room, and came back, and handed me twice as much. (She was having an “ironic day.” She does that, sometimes. I’ll call her on the phone, and ask how she is, and she’ll reply, “I’m having a wonderful day,” wherein, by “wonderful,” she means exactly the opposite. It was one of those kind of days.
Many thanks to Fatman51, John, for all the help.