|Forum topic by Nicholas Dillon||posted 08-03-2009 06:46 AM||1038 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
08-03-2009 06:46 AM
My wife wants me to build an outdoor bench for her parents for the holidays. A couple of issues that I have are money and tools.
I am new to woodworking and have a limited budget. The only shop tool I have is a router table that I built. And of course a drill, jigsaw, sander, hand saws, etc. So I am limited to mostly buying precut wood. Although I am hoping to talk the wide into letting me get a bandsaw soon.
As for wood I am plannig to use Southen Yellow Pine, treated and painted. I want to use cedar, but again the budget will not allow it. I think it should hold up pretty well. My questions concern the finishing part.
What steps would you suggest taking in the finishing process prior to and maybe even after a couple coats of paint.
-- My workshop is a 8 x 8 shed! No Joke!