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Old 05-17-2014, 07:27 PM   #1
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I went to an Amish auction today and picked up an unfinished cedar glider.
I need some recommendations for a finish.
The piece will be outside for the summer months.
I want to keep the natural look of the cedar wood
What's your thoughts?
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I want to keep the natural look of the cedar wood
Wouldn't we all....

Sikkens log and siding is what I use...Plan on coating it once a year.

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Wouldn't we all....

Sikkens log and siding is what I use...Plan on coating it once a year.
Ouch-- $80! That's going to turn into a mighty expensive glider

i gotta do some price shopping....
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I think I would use something like Australian Timber oil, or Olympic Maximum clear sealer. Something that is designed to penetrate, rather than form a film. Something like that you could spray it on with a garden sprayer and brush it in. That's going to make it a lot easier to get all sides of the boards.
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Send it to me and I'll put my famous torched paraffin finish on it.

The only guarantee is you'll never get it back.
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CWF-UV. It's effective and reasonably priced at about $20 - $25 per gallon.
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All good suggestions- except for Fairview's

I opted for Messmer's UV Plus. Natural finish. A little more money at $35 gal.
But I googled for a good product and found an online outdoor furniture maker who uses this on their products- and I could get it right up the street.

The CWF was also for sale at the auction where I purchased my glider- they make log homes professionally and had several singles and fivers of different colors they were auctioning away. Why I don't know, maybe too old or changing brands....
Some of the other furniture they had there was pre-finished and I really didn't like what ever product they used. It was smelly Maybe still drying? IDK
I made the assumption that it was CWF- so I opted not to get it today even though it was less expensive.

Thanks for your input guys
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