|Forum topic by Targa||posted 07-04-2014 03:10 PM||1139 views||1 time favorited||2 replies|
07-04-2014 03:10 PM
I’m finishing up building a picnic table and benches for outdoor use made from western red cedar and am trying to figure out what finish to use on them.
I don’t want to use paint or any solid colors because we want to see the wood grain.
From the information I could find on the internet and in the archives on this site, it seems a semi-transparent oil based stain or finish with UV protection is recommended the most often without any consensus on brand or product, although Sikkens Cetol SRD seems to be mentioned more often. Its my understanding that outdoor furniture made from western red cedar will need to be lightly sanded and recoated every couple of years but the right products will not peel they will just fade.
Can anyone with experience finishing western red cedar on outdoor furniture give me some suggestions based on your experience.