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Forum topic by MarktheWoodButcher posted 11-24-2009 03:50 AM 976 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-24-2009 03:50 AM

About six months ago I posted a project titled “WoodButchers Plaid” It is red wood flower boxes with aspen inlay. They were about four months old when I posted. The finish (primed with a mix of equal parts BLO, spar varnish and mineral spirits then top coated with four coats of oil based spar varnish) didn’t hold up very well. Top Horizontal surfaces demonstrated significant degradation of the varnish finish and the aspen soaked up a lot of moisture. The aspen also developed a dark grey mildew or fungal growth into the wood and looks butt ugly. I’ve sanded it down to clean wood again and I’m going to experiment with some thiner penetrating finishes. I might even try super thin super glue.

Christopher, You called it.

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#1 posted 08-02-2010 04:17 PM

How does it look now these 251 days later? Sounds like you had a lot of trouble with sealing the wood.

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