This is just my second posting. So far, I haven’t had much to add so I’ve been “taking” more than “giving” to this great forum but I’m sure my day will come.
First of all, a big thanks to all who weighed in on my question about cleaning up used redwood siding. I’m about done planing up the last of it. As far as cleaning out the grit and grime, what ultimately worked best and the fastest was a pressure washer. Just sprayed down, let the sun dry the cleaned boards up nicely, and they’ve been sailing through my planer.
Now that I have my stock ready for projects, a friend of mine asked if I’d make a coffee table for her. She’s a bit short on space so I’ve designed it to be functional – on casters, with a lift-out tray, and storage. Since this will probably serve as a desk, eating table, etc., I want to make sure that I finish it with something durable, but that will also bring out the beauty of the wood. I don’t have any experience building with redwood so I need some help. Watched the great video on finishes last night, but was wondering specifically for redwood and for a use like this, what folks would recommend. Any thoughts?