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12-01-2009 09:47 AM

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Any input out there on the best finish to use on red cedar. This is for a coffee table so I need durability and looks at the same time. What is in your bag of tricks ?

-- Dave, Ohio,

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#1 posted 12-01-2009 03:41 PM

ERC is big here in Kentucky.
Indoor finishes include polyurethane varnishes, either oil-based or water-born.
Outdoor finishes usually include spar varnish or Sikkens Cetol.

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#2 posted 12-05-2009 12:17 AM

I’ve used the Minwax polyurethane varnishes to good effect on cedar. I just finished a toy that I finished with Salid Bowl Finish and it also looks good to me.


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