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Forum topic by Dez posted 03-19-2011 12:15 AM 1528 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dez

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03-19-2011 12:15 AM

I have a piece of an old stump that I not only want to preserve but also “embellish” for a friend to hang on her new “privacy” fence.
What I am asking all of you is for ideas, comments etc on the preservation aspect.
I have used and like to a degree is a Minwax product# that is a single part wood “hardener”
Is there anything else out there that is a clear, moisture resistant, (outdoor finish)?
I have used SeaFin on new wood as a sealer/finish, but I am not really sure what I should use!
I intend to rout some letters etc into the surface as a thank you for a couple of cool neighbors and want to assure that this gift will not rot or ruin the new fence I built for them. ( they really overpaid as well as paying a bonus for finishing the fence)

I will eventually also build a “fence” around the propane tank to hide it and intend to add “frames” or “shadow boxes and shelves for plants to “disguise” the tank as well as tie it into the the fence.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!


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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 03-19-2011 12:38 AM

from what I know as a DIY person then every product of lack/paint/oil you name it that has to
hold up for the wether outside has to be renewed from time to time
the only thing I can come up with where it maybee can bee a onetime job is to use epoxy
but maybee if you shoot Shipwright a Pm he can answer you if there is a product
that is strong enoff

take care
Dennis

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Barbara Gill

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#2 posted 03-19-2011 01:32 AM

There is a product for use on boats called Get Rot that might do the job.

-- Barbara

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