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Forum topic by kcrandy posted 04-16-2009 03:33 AM 3682 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-16-2009 03:33 AM

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.


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

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#1 posted 04-16-2009 04:16 PM

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

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#2 posted 04-16-2009 04:30 PM

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". (my funny blog)

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#3 posted 04-17-2009 04:34 AM

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

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

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