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Okiecat

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525 days ago

Rookie looking for help. Live in hot and dry sw ok. Chairs will be stored in winter but out in sun all summer. Would you paint them or something else for a finish? Not any mills or forest around here.

-- Lynn, SW Ok


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Grandpa

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#1 posted 525 days ago

I would probably paint them. The sun is rough on wood and finishes. Beech is really strong. I made the folding chair that sailor has posted on here. I made it from economy studs. I don’t leave it in the sun when it isn’t in use though. Paint and …..white oak or beech wood.

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madts

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#2 posted 525 days ago

Try to get cypress. Does not rot.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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nwbusa

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#3 posted 525 days ago

Up here in these parts, we use cedar. Cheap, easy to work, weather resistant.

-- John, BC, Canada

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 525 days ago

Cedar,cypress,redwood,white oak,Ipe all hold up well out doors

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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