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#1 posted 03-23-2012 12:41 AM
Wow. that’s about all I can say William, wow.
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#2 posted 03-23-2012 01:01 AM
Thanks Yank.I hope to start assembly tomorrow. Wait untill you see them when they’re done.
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#3 posted 03-23-2012 01:08 AM
Good to see you up and moving. If I was nice, and posted my bench progress you would know that I’m pretty much done cutting mortises and about to move on to the tenons hopefully tonight.
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#4 posted 03-23-2012 01:12 AM
Well are you going to be nice then?I know we’d all like to see the progress.
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#5 posted 03-23-2012 01:18 AM
I have 6 chairs when you get those done…..
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#6 posted 03-23-2012 01:22 AM
I think when this is done I may sit on the floor for a while just to keep from thinking about chairs.
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#7 posted 03-23-2012 01:35 AM
I hate to bring this up after you cut and prepared 600 pieces, but I thought you typically avoid red oak for outdoor stuff because of the tannic acid. Also it absorbs water much more readily than white oak… Maybe you already know this, but if not, don’t shoot the messenger!
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#8 posted 03-23-2012 01:41 AM
Thank you Keith.I was concerned about this. A contractor buddy suggested some stuff made by Behr. It is made for wooden shingles. It is a water proofer. I’m giving it a shot because this is what my wife wants. If it doesn’t work out, then I’ll be back here in less than a year telling ya’ll about me cutting all this again out of cedar or cypress (what I wanted to make it out of to begin with).You know how it is though, have to keep mama happy. When mama aint happy, aint nobody happy.
#9 posted 03-23-2012 01:45 AM
William – I recently read somewhere creditable that a good outdoor furniture method is to use exterior paint base. I looks grayish in the can but drys clear. It contains all the components of exterior paint except the pigment. That said the article did say the the pigment in paint is what ultimately blocks UV which is what damages wood. However, the base worked better than mere sealer, or so said the article.
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#10 posted 03-23-2012 01:49 AM
Way to go sanding boy. And yes Lucas we would like to see the bench. William Take some good picks of the assembly of the chair. And thanks for the tip Rob.
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#11 posted 03-23-2012 01:52 AM
Thanks Yank.I’m willing to try this stuff the contractor suggested. I will write down the name of it tomorrow so I can report what it is. I figure if it doesn’t work, I’m only out some time and work, and I’ve learned something in the process.
I’ve never tried using red oak outside. Since my wife wanted it though, I figure it’s as good a time as any to find out if this will work.
By the way, I knew this subject would come up sooner or later on this.I have heard from other’s not to use red oak for exterior applications as well. I’ve never talked to anyone who’s actually tried it though, only people who’ve heard the same things I have. I’m all up for finding out first hand. I’ll be reporting a few months and a year down the road how this is or is not holding up. As some of you also may know, here in Mississippi, we have some horribly hot summers. Then we have torrential downpours in the fall. I figure I’ll know whether it’s holding up or not by this time next year.
#12 posted 03-23-2012 02:14 AM
Since everyone wants to see it, I’m not posting any pics. You guys will just have to come over and have a look at it when I’m done. SO THAT YOU CAN BEHOLD MY AWESOMENESS.
#13 posted 03-23-2012 02:47 AM
We bow to the bench master
#14 posted 03-23-2012 02:52 AM
I am trying SO hard to make a joke out of the last two responses and just CANNOT come up with anything that is appropriate enough to not get me thrown off this site.
#15 posted 03-23-2012 02:59 AM
Behr’s Premium Weatherproofing Wood Finish
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