|Forum topic by Keith Kelly||posted 09-15-2016 05:35 AM||1340 views||0 times favorited||19 replies|
09-15-2016 05:35 AM
In the next 24 hours or so, I need to choose the wood I’ll use for my big green egg table. I’m debating between white oak and aromatic red cedar.White Oak
I’m having a ridiculous time finding pictures of actual weathered oak. First, people seem to consider every wood oak, so searching “weathered white oak” on google shows lots of pictures of pine stained to look like weathered oak, oak floors made to look weathered, minwax stain called weathered oak, techniques of making oak gray faster, etc. I anticipate that white oak, oiled yearly, will not turn full-gray but might actually look nice over time. That’s just an uneducated hunch (if that) though.
So, perhaps I like the weathered (but maintained) look of oak after all. I just don’t know what it ought to look like at all.If I seem confused, that’s because I am. Perhaps I can wrap up in a few actual questions:
-- Keith - Bolivar, Missouri, http://www.SquareOneWoodworks.com