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11-28-2018 09:09 PM

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Hello-

I decided to make my girlfriend a bathtub table, so she can chill sometime in the bath. I decided to make it out of red cedar, which made not have been the best choice of wood but now that I’m close to wrapping it up I was wondering what the best choice of wood protector would be.

I don’t think it will get completely wet as there is a place for a wine glass, candles and an iPad, but I thought I should at least attempt to protect the stain.

I thought about polyurethane but I figure there may be a better idea out there. Shellac w/ wax? Tung oil? Danish? I figured Lacquer would be no good, as cabinets near sinks proves this!

Thanks for any help!

-- Keith


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#1 posted 11-28-2018 09:37 PM

Go with poly

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#2 posted 11-28-2018 09:44 PM

If it gets wet quite a bit, you could use a marine wax

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#3 posted 11-28-2018 10:19 PM

Can use spar urethane

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#4 posted 11-29-2018 07:27 PM

Thanks guys for the ideas. I have poly just wasn’t sure if there was a better product. Not familiar with spar urethane!

-- Keith

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#5 posted 11-29-2018 08:47 PM

I would just oil it with Danish oil, that way it could easily be renewed with having to strip the poly.

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#6 posted 11-29-2018 10:17 PM

spar urethane is an exterior urethane

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#7 posted 11-30-2018 01:39 AM

Corelz- I’m not sure that would be safe to use inside them. A lot of outside stains say exterior just for that reason.

Good point bondo!!

-- Keith

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#8 posted 11-30-2018 02:09 AM

It’s an exterior and interior urethane to protect against Sun light and water and temperature changes.

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