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outdoor farm table

by Belg1960
posted 02-03-2017 11:51 AM

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#1 posted 02-03-2017 04:54 PM

The finish you describe will not withstand any significant exposure to the weather. I’ll let others comment on your first two questions and also make recommendations on a possible solution to your finishing question.

Good Luck!

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#2 posted 02-03-2017 07:38 PM

Will planing one side let moisture in?

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#3 posted 02-03-2017 08:22 PM

I build tables from 100 year old barn boards.
The first one I glued the top five boards together. I used bisquets to align them while I glued it.
Built it outside in cooler shop.
Moved the table inside my apartment where it is very dry !
The two outside boards stayed togethe. The middle one all the glue let loose ….
Mt next table I am not going to glue any boards. just use a mortise and tennon on breadboard ends.
and the old fashion method of dowel pins. Holds the boards aligned, lets the boards move in different humidity conditions.
The watco Oil is a good idea for color
I might look for a marine grade urethane for the finish. Outside the moisture isnt the problem. The UV rays from the sun kill the finish more than anything.
Good luck with your build. Im sure others here have more info. for you.

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