|Forum topic by endgrainy||posted 02-06-2014 12:28 AM||710 views||1 time favorited||8 replies|
02-06-2014 12:28 AM
First time starting a thread, long time reader of threads. I am building a set of Adirondack chairs for use outside if spring ever comes. They are made from white oak and I’m choosing to go with no finish and allow the chairs to weather to that silver-grey appearance that I’ve read about. I’m kinda excited to watch the process of wood aging naturally outdoors.
I’ve applied finish to all the projects I’ve completed so far in my short woodworking life. I usually sand to 220 grit, and sand in between finish coats with 400 grit. I milled the lumber for the chairs and the current surface is pretty clean out of the planer already.
My question is, should I sand the chairs, and to what degree? I’m almost thinking that any sanding I do will quickly be overcome by the elements and look the same regardless of what grit I would sand to (if any sanding at all.)
Any advice from the community is greatly appreciated. Thanks!