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  1. #1
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    Default Protecting Cedar Furniture

    I recently built some adirondack chairs out of cedar and want to put a clear finsh on them to protect them from the weather. Could I get some suggestions on the best product to use?
    I found a tip on line the Sikkens makes a good product, but I also read in another post on TOH that spar polyurethane may also be a good product. Any tips would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Eric

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    Default Re: Protecting Cedar Furniture

    I'd be curious to know if this extends the life of cedar, or if it's simply better for keeping it looking good.

    I personally like to let cedar weather.

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    Default Re: Protecting Cedar Furniture

    The Spar product is marine grade and is super stuff, but it adds sheen and changes the feel of the surface significantly. I like to use Cabot's waterproofing with Teflon, great water-based product that soaks right into surface bearly changing the look and really works well. Enjoy!

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    Default Re: Protecting Cedar Furniture

    Peter,
    I think if I had a real up north, in the woods, type house I would let the cedar weather as well, but in the suburbs I just don't think I would like the look. I also think it will extend the life of the chairs.

    Eric

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    Default Re: Protecting Cedar Furniture

    Thanks for the tip Kahuna. I will check into Cabots.

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