LumberJocks

Help on refinishing redwood yard furniture

  • Advertise with us

« back to Coffee Lounge forum

Forum topic by kcrandy posted 1960 days ago 2985 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View kcrandy's profile

kcrandy

285 posts in 2065 days


1960 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: redwood refinishing furniture

I have a highly weathered redwood love seat, beautifully constructed, but in need of refinishing. It has sat outside unattended for more than seven years now. The weathering has caused some, gosh, how to describe it, not cracking, but the pores of the wood are certainly very open. I’m thinking of wire brush and then sanding and then reoiling with, perhaps, linseed oil and beeswax.

I am very very open to suggestions and the expertise of others.

Thanks!

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends


3 replies so far

View Kindlingmaker's profile

Kindlingmaker

2654 posts in 2159 days


#1 posted 1960 days ago

You probibly have the best solution to your question. I use a marine spar varnish with uv inhibitors. I just know that every two to three years I will have to refinish the redwood.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

View odie's profile

odie

1680 posts in 2472 days


#2 posted 1960 days ago

Out here in the Sierra Nevada where the weather is very harsh we use Superdeck on our redwood decks. It waterproofs and has UV inhibitors. If you can’t get that, try Thompson’s with some color that will inhibit the UV rays.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

View kcrandy's profile

kcrandy

285 posts in 2065 days


#3 posted 1959 days ago

Thanks much for your responses. I think I’m on the right path.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase