How to finish cedar trim pieces going on a shed?

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Forum topic by danoaz posted 05-30-2014 01:10 PM 935 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-30-2014 01:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: exterior cedar cedar

My wife and I enjoy the Japanese Garden style and we have a shed in our backyard that I would like to dress up with western cedar trim along the bottom and corners. I was thinking of 1×10 on the bottom and 1×4 on all the corners. Question is what sort of oiling or sealing should I do to the wood before nailing it up and what should I do to end joints or exposed ends? We want it to weather naturally but this is Phoenix AZ and I fully expect that I will be oiling it on a regular bases to keep it from drying out and warping and splitting.

Any suggestions from all you smart people out there?

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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#1 posted 05-30-2014 01:14 PM

General Finishes Outdoor Oil

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#2 posted 05-30-2014 01:47 PM

Thompson’s waterseal used to be good until they switched their formula to waterborne rendering it completely useless. I’ve used General finishes outdoor oil too, and it works well.

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