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Forum topic by FancyShoes posted 09-01-2014 11:28 AM 540 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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FancyShoes

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09-01-2014 11:28 AM

I am using a old wooden wire spool for a out door bar height table, I sanded this down and stained with walnut color stain. I am going to build some chairs for it from pallets or what ever reclaimed wood I can come across. I am wondering if I should seal all the wood or leave it alone since it will be outdoors.

Thanks

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#1 posted 09-01-2014 12:35 PM

Looks good. You can use spar varnish to protect it from the elements. Also consider raising it a few inches off the ground so the bottom can breath.

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#2 posted 09-01-2014 01:15 PM

You can seal it against the weather, but it will never be totally resistant to the great outdoors, it will still require some maintenance every few years no matter what. MrJinx is right about getting it off of the ground. It’ll last longer if it isn’t sitting directly in the mud.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#3 posted 09-01-2014 02:11 PM

Thanks for those tips, it sitting on the ground is why I have not even stained the bottom yet. I am also wanting to make some foot rests that will circle around. but have not thought much about what to use, besides some sort of metal. I think if I added a wooden foot rest around it might not look as great, or would take away from the spool look.

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