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Posted on Bath Caddy? What wood/finish you recommend.

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#1 posted 02-13-2019 04:29 PM

I’ve never tried it for a wet location but the old warship Old Iron Side was made from Live Oak. Any time my live oak tree is pruned, I save the logs for projects. I’ve been thinking about making a shower caddy so maybe I will give that a try. Teak is used for lots of spa related stuff. Bald Cypress might be another option. Just make sure that you don’t use an non-stainless hardware as high tannin woods will blacken where there is contact and moisture. Oil finishes are probably best. You can always refresh them as needed. Anything that seals with a film, like poly, will eventually develop some small cracks, especially around joints, and any moisture that seep in won’t be able to leave and you may get mildew underneath the finish.

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