Address Marker Finishing Question

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I’ve made this address marker for my in-laws house. It is walnut and paduak. I was wondering what I should finish it with? It will be hanging outside their front door and exposed to the elements. They live in Denver Co so the climate is extremely dry with LOTS of direct sunlight. I’m not looking to go crazy here, but some clear outdoor weather seal is what I am looking for. Any suggestions. Thanks in advance for the help

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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Dan Lyke

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#1 posted 12-10-2008 01:35 AM

An oil, like Penofin, regularly re-applied?

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#2 posted 12-10-2008 03:06 AM

A high quality marine spar varnish from a boat shop. Not the stuff Minwax calls spar varnish.

Good job.

-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX

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#3 posted 12-10-2008 08:13 AM

Nice project…Australian Timber Oil….will do it…

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#4 posted 12-10-2008 02:54 PM

Thanks for the advice! Frank, I actually have a can of Australian timber oil in my shop that I have never opened. Do you know what it would do to the colors of walnut and paduak? I beleive the finish is called “Natural” but I was wondering if it was an amber color and how that would look with the woods I used. Normally I would try it on some scrap, but I litterally used all my scrap to make this project…

Thanks again for the help.

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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