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This is a table I just made for my brother.
Looking for recommendations for an outdoor finish for this table made of white oak. It is 42’’ tall with a 3’ diameter.
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#1 posted 06-19-2010 04:28 PM
A neat looking table. Is it put together with T&G.Spar varnish will hold up really well.
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#2 posted 06-19-2010 04:51 PM
3/8 by 1/2 inch groove on the inside ring glued together with slow set epoxy.
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#3 posted 06-19-2010 07:16 PM
I don’t think he will like this at all !!!!!! Please Fwd to Lakewood California please.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#4 posted 06-19-2010 08:36 PM
It isn’t ” just a table you have made for your brother ” It is a very nicely table you have made for your brother
I like the design
Very good work
-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit
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#5 posted 06-19-2010 09:17 PM
Use Minwax Helmsman Spar Varnish to finish. I assume he will keep it outdoors and exposed to weather.
-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com
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#6 posted 06-20-2010 05:13 PM
If it is going to be exposed to the weather, I prefer an oil type finish, spar varnish after a few years has to besanded or scraped and redone, with those slots it would be hard to get in between, although it could be donewith thin strips of wood or metal and adhesive backed sandpaper; while and oil type finish can just be wipedon over the existing one every year. Just my personal druthers. Great looking project.
-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter
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#7 posted 07-06-2012 08:07 PM
Very nice table.If you could come up with a finish that will keep a wood’s natural color and looking good, outdoorsindefinitely….. you could make billion$.
I would just leave it unfinished and let it go grey. Being white oak it’ll last a lot longer than we will.
-- Wes Giesbrecht http://www.wesgiesbrecht.com/index.htm
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