Using hickory for outdoor furniture?

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10-14-2013 10:28 AM

I have a small park bench that someone brought in that needed new seat rails. I replaced them with solid 4/4 hickory. Is linseed oil the best finish for this to sit outside permanently?

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#1 posted 10-15-2013 02:40 AM

100% pure Tung oil is better. However, it is not cheap. Hickory does not hold up well outside. The oil needs to be frequently applied at least several times a year.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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