Cedar, the last of a pt load!

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Project by Andrew posted 05-31-2011 02:43 AM 1599 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, this is almost the end of the cedar I got from a menards that was being shutdown. A 4 X 4 X4 foot pallet full of cedar. These go along with the “5 months of my life cedar benches”. I have just enough left over to make a basic bird house and 2 bat houses. Then on to other woods. The finish is one that I found from Fine WoodWorking, 2 oz parrafin dissolved into a gallon of mineral spirits, then 1 qt of spar varathane mixed in. I did not add a tint, however that will add to the protection by absorbing UV light. This mix, will protect the wood, but does not need to sandes or scraped to be refinished, simply brush on, let dry for 24 hrs. and apply another coat. 2 years later, rinse off any dirt, let it dry then apply another coat. much easier than sanding and scraping, and a lot more protective than doing nothing, A happy medium

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#1 posted 05-31-2011 03:49 AM

Nice to see another PT Cruiser owner loading it with wood. Ours is an ‘06 and it’s blue. Amazing how much you can get into one, isn’t it?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#2 posted 05-31-2011 05:36 AM

I see some room there… You coulda fit way more in there. ;o)

-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?

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#3 posted 06-05-2011 11:06 PM

A Great Project!! And what fun you have had with all that Cedar!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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