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#1 posted 03-21-2015 12:34 AM

White oak has tyloses that plug the pores in the wood preventing water infusion which makes the wood rot resistant. Red oak doesn’t have tyloses and IMO isn’t suitable for outdoor projects. Most finishes will need to be repaired/restored periodically due to UV degradation. You can try a quality spar varnish or a clear exterior paint which has UV inhibitors but no coloring pigment. HTH

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