Outdoor Bar-Height/Patio Table

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Project by Mr. Budster posted 1496 days ago 1860 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 1496 days ago

A neat looking table. Is it put together with T&G.
Spar varnish will hold up really well.

-- Custom furniture

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Mr. Budster

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#2 posted 1496 days ago

Thank’s Jim, 3/8 by 1/2 inch groove on the inside ring glued together with slow set epoxy.

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#3 posted 1495 days ago

I don’t think he will like this at all !!!!!! Please Fwd to Lakewood California please.

Well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 1495 days ago

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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Charles Maxwell

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#5 posted 1495 days ago

Use Minwax Helmsman Spar Varnish to finish. I assume he will keep it outdoors and exposed to weather.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#6 posted 1495 days ago

If it is going to be exposed to the weather, I prefer an oil type finish, spar varnish after a few years has to be
sanded or scraped and redone, with those slots it would be hard to get in between, although it could be done
with thin strips of wood or metal and adhesive backed sandpaper; while and oil type finish can just be wiped
on over the existing one every year. Just my personal druthers. Great looking project.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Wes Giesbrecht

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#7 posted 747 days ago

Very nice table.
If you could come up with a finish that will keep a wood’s natural color and looking good, outdoors
indefinitely….. 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

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