Finishing red cedar

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Forum topic by Polock2 posted 07-04-2011 03:34 PM 1080 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-04-2011 03:34 PM

I am making band saw boxes out of red cedar. What is good finish to use on this wood? Oil or stain or ????

-- Jerome

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#1 posted 07-04-2011 03:59 PM

I make a lot of red cedar boxes and I put no finish on the inside of them but have used many different finishes on the outside, Including: Brushing Lacquer (Deft) , Tung Oil, shallac, wipe on poly and my favorite is a spray on acrilic finish I bought at Walmart paint dept. called Triple thick glaze. I do not stain cedar.

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#2 posted 07-04-2011 05:28 PM

Thanks Jim, I will try that triple thick glaze.

-- Jerome

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#3 posted 07-10-2011 12:25 AM

I tend to use shellac.

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