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Forum topic by 0pti0nal posted 06-14-2012 07:22 AM 1638 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-14-2012 07:22 AM

I’m looking for advise on a finish for a JUMBO Jenga set. I made a test set out of refurbished 2×4s and used a paste mineral wax to finish them. The wax offered the slipperiness that I was looking for but no protection for the wood. I’ve now invested in a douglas fir hardwood to make a bigger and better set. I live in an area that has 90% humidity levels in summer and I was told that any poly would get a little tacky in the heat and humidity. Any advise would be appreciated.

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#1 posted 06-14-2012 10:09 AM

maybe an outdoor deck sealant? then followed up by the paste wax?? This is only a guess – throwing out an idea

I’m sure somone else will come along wih a beter idea :) :)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 06-14-2012 03:33 PM

Even though it’s an outside toy, it can’t be left outside, no finish will hold up.
I suggest marine spar varnish, sprayed, of course, to get an even coating, followed by paste wax after a week of curing.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#3 posted 06-14-2012 08:35 PM

I was told that if I use the spray the prices aren’t likely to slide because of the weight on top of them. I understand that no sealant will protect from elements. I’m actually looking for protected agains large scrapes and dings. Clearly this wood will be falling A LOT!

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