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markswoodcraft

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361 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question cedar bridge finish finishing durable

right now my dad and i are working on a small bridge to go over my grandmas pond in her yard
It is to replace an old one made of pine that was unfinished.
we are making a cedar one and i was wondering if there would be any finish that would increase the life of it,
and not become really slippery when wet?

Thanks for your help,
Mark


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Loren

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#1 posted 361 days ago

Paint with sand in it.

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Moron

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#2 posted 361 days ago

bridges

fun to build, one of my favourites, especially over ponds, rivers, and beyond.

easier to burn them

then build them : )

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 361 days ago

sand

fish like it too

bridges are my fav

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#4 posted 361 days ago

hey loren,

do you think outdoor varnish with sand would work?

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Loren

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#5 posted 361 days ago

It will peel from weather exposure. Having the sand
embedded in it would make revarnishing even
more work than it normally is.

Spar varnish lasts about 3 years outdoors between
refinishings. To re-varnish, you remove all the peeling
varnish and sand the surface so the new varnish will
adhere.

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