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sealing end grain

03-04-2016 05:35 AM by harum | 5 comments »

I want to seal the end grain on several redwood Adirondack chairs and planter boxes to slow down the rotting process and other moisture damage. Didn’t want to buy expensive sealing epoxy just for this. Tested System Three Epoxy with #2 Hardener on the end grain of four different species. Fresh mixed epoxy is quite runny and it kept soaking into the end grain of all samples for about an hour or so; I applied more epoxy of the same mix a few times over an hour. After about two hours the epoxy gelled. The samples were cured for a day and then split on the TS to reveal the cross section. Here is what I saw. Cherry: the epoxy penetrated about 1/32” deep, with some stre...

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