|Project by pauldye||posted 01-08-2013 11:44 PM||1494 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I did this park bench for the nursery school in my town. Their treated pine wood planks were not holding up to the weather.
I was able to buy 2×8 Alaskan Yellow Cedar from a local lumber yard. Go figure, I live in Louisiana. The wood was fairly old and dry, with knots needing to be filled.
I stained it with Cabot’s Wood Stain – colonial maple. I expected the final color to be more like the original yellow cedar. But in the world of colors, yellow + yellow = orange.
Anyway, I like the vivid contrast. It is a pigment stain, so it will stand up to UV and rain for many years.
Oh yes, the dowels are made of oak.