|Forum topic by Brett||posted 05-17-2011 06:55 PM||5162 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
05-17-2011 06:55 PM
I have a 15-plus-year-old park bench that looks a little like this:
I’d like to rebuild it using new wood, and since all the boards are straight, uniform width, and 3/4-inch thick, it should be a good beginner project.
My question is, what wood should I used? I’d prefer to either leave it natural or possible clear-coat it, rather than cover the wood with paint. I thought some cedar boards from the local big box store might work, but they felt too flimsy. Any suggestions? If I decide to finish the boards, should I use an oil or something like polyurethane?
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