|Forum topic by Jarmo||posted 10-16-2016 10:06 PM||286 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
10-16-2016 10:06 PM
I built sort’ve a dining table for my back patio out of white oak. It’s a covered back patio, so the table won’t get too much direct rain or snow. As of now I have put no finish on it at all. I figured I’d keep it maintenance-free for the most part, with maybe a yearly sanding of the table top, and maybe some flattening if it warps. It’s plain-sawn white oak.
Anyone think I it’s necessary to put a finish on it? I know how outdoor finishes can be, and I don’t want to have to strip a finish in x number of years. Maybe just a tung oil or Danish oil?
I made allowances for movement of the table top and used Titebond III. And put some cleats underneath so hopefully that will keep it semi-flat.
Sorry if the picture is sideways. LJs loves sideways pictures apparently.