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Thread: Table for summer

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    Default Table for summer

    What is the best wood to use for a outdoor table for the summer and steps you would use to teat it and with what type of treatment should i use

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    Default Re: Table for summer

    Connor, red cedar, if you pick through the pile you can find some nice contrasting colours from creamy white to chocolate. I made some chairs and a small table last year that I finished with 3-4 coats of Helmsman finish, by MinWax and it really brought out the beauty of the wood . I can't say how long it will stay that way, but from previous posts, it seems to depend on your climate. White cedar that is common in the east is said to be even more durable....but it lacks the colour the red has.

    Lyndsay

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    Grant Wilkinson

    Default Re: Table for summer

    Red cedar and do nothing to it. It will change colour, but it will last forever. If you treat it, stain it, finish it, be prepared to do that year after year.
    Grant Wilkinson
    Ottawa ON

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