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Forum topic by RangerPMac posted 01-24-2011 01:32 AM 1506 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RangerPMac

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01-24-2011 01:32 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question material finishing deck box

After years of “encouragement” from my wife I have decided that I will build a couple of flip top deck boxes for our pool area. After having limited success with Spar varnish, I would just like to use a simple stain/water treatment combo for the exterior.

I would love any suggestions for a material that will hold up in the SE Texas heat & humidity and that hopefully finishes nicely. I have no experience working with anything other than soft Yellow Pine and Oak.

Thanks folks!

Patrick

-- Patrick - Katy, Texas


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HerbC

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#1 posted 01-24-2011 04:52 AM

Cypress

Easter Red Cedar

White Oak

Those would be my preferences for this type of project.

Good Luck and remember…

Be Careful!

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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wseand

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#2 posted 01-24-2011 05:08 AM

I use TWP-100 as a finish for outdoor furniture and exterior doors.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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