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Forum topic by yellowtruck75 posted 08-04-2015 06:17 PM 478 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-04-2015 06:17 PM

Have a potential client that is interested in an outdoor extendable table made of light colored wood. What do you think of using maple outdoors with an epoxy finish to protect it? Does anyone know of aluminum table extensions that can be used outdoors?

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#1 posted 08-06-2015 12:59 AM

I don’t know much about epoxy finishes but I thought that if you can’t find aluminum extensions you may be able to make some out of teak as it has natural oils in the wood. Just a thought. Good Luck sounds like a interesting build.

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#2 posted 08-06-2015 02:37 AM

White oak is usually recommended for outdoor use if you want a light colour. Epoxy should work but it would cost a lot to cover the entire table, and it isn’t UV resistant so you still need a spar varnish on top of the epoxy for it to last.

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