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Forum topic by thelt posted 03-26-2009 01:01 AM 888 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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thelt

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03-26-2009 01:01 AM

Ok LJ’s, I put this together this afternoon. What kind of finish do you guys recommend? I know, It’s simple and only took a couple of hours to do, but I thought it unique. Haven’t seen any of these around here. I haven’t a clue what kind of wood the washboard manufacturer uses, but the rest is just dimensional pine. I have ideas for other washboard projects if this works out.

Flower Planter from a washboard.

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Al Killian

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#1 posted 03-26-2009 03:39 AM

Display or for use? For use a couple coats of liseedoil works good.Other would be a shellac folled by laqcuer. Looks cool.

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#2 posted 03-26-2009 11:36 AM

Thanks Al. It will probably hold two or three small potted plants of some sort and be set out on the front porch. How about a clear coat on the metal scrub panel, should that hold off the rust?

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#3 posted 03-26-2009 12:16 PM

Wiping varnish is simple and protective.

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#4 posted 03-26-2009 03:33 PM

Spar varnish if you are leaving it out. Spar contains UV inhibitors and is slightly more flexible than interior varnishes.

Or epoxy/spar varnish. If you are a FWW.com subscriber, search Sean Clarke. Or wait for the next issue of FWW magazine. I think they are planning to recycle the article. Basically Smith & Company’s MultiWoodPrime (or Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer) and Epifanes spar varnish.

This might be overkill over pine. Try Last-n-Last Ultra Gold Spar, McCloskey’s Man O’ War or other locally available spar varnish (Miniwax Helmsman Spar Urethane – probably).

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