How to finish outdoor, W red cedar table to look dark

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Forum topic by eddie27 posted 11-18-2013 05:22 PM 1284 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-18-2013 05:22 PM

I’m a fairly new woodworker. I’ve built a nesting table for my Big Green Egg out of western red cedar. I want to finish it with a translucent dark Walnutish finish (so it harmonizes with my deck.) I like natural type finishes.

Any suggestions?

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#1 posted 11-29-2013 06:22 AM

Below are some products that are used in an exterior application:

Benjamin Moore
Series: Translucent (326)

Cabot Australian Timber Oil
Series: 3400


Series: Blue Label PenofinĀ®

Series: PenofinĀ® Marine Oil Finish

Contact your local dealer for more information.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#2 posted 11-29-2013 12:11 PM

I am a fan of Cabot products outside, but I have never used them on cedar. Their Australian Timber Oil I really like on outdoor furniture.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-29-2013 01:12 PM

I build a lot of outdoor furniture with Western Red Cedar. I use Ready Seal stain. It comes in 7 shades and has UV protection. It works great (used very often on fences and decks as well). Very easy to apply; don’t worry about drips & runs, it’ll soak it all up. Easy to reapply, when/if the need arises. No sanding, just clean, let dry and reapply.

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