Finish for Redwood Picnic Table

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Forum topic by JohnEinNJ posted 07-02-2012 04:09 PM 2768 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-02-2012 04:09 PM

What’s a good finish for a redwood picnic table? I’ve used spar varnish on other redwood pieces, but for this I’m looking for something that brings out the beauty and color of the wood, without the slick urethane look. Of course, it must be appropriate for a “food surface.”

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#1 posted 07-02-2012 08:37 PM

Tung oil would be the easiest. If you don’t want it to grey, use a varnish with UV blockers although a film finish will eventually need recoating.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 07-02-2012 09:28 PM

Yow can use some raw linseed oil.

Please note, I did not say boiled linseed oil. It makes a difference.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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