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Forum topic by Dez posted 03-19-2011 12:27 AM 3389 views 1 time favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dez

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03-19-2011 12:27 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question cedar finishing

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.
Weathered wood and “old stuff” is a big thing here!
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 earlier than expected!)

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.
The “weathered wood”


-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!


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#1 posted 03-19-2011 12:46 AM

I’ll see if I can find the name of the stuff I found a year ago. I researched a lot. I found if it doesn’t say 99% UV blocker, you are wasting your money. Expect to pay about $50 a gallon for UV protection that will really preserve the wood.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 03-19-2011 12:50 AM

Found it http://www.penofin.com/faqs.shtml

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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