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TimWhalen

Patio tabletop dilemma

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Not a landscaping question by far but has to do with the patio set.

Uunfornately I have gone through too many glass tabletops over the years. I will not buy another piece of glass.

However, the old house I own came with a ton of wood that I can fashion into a tabletop. The amount of wood will sustain me for years into the future. I hate to not use it.

Question: Once I make the top from untreated wood is there a space age coating that I could apply to ensure all stays in place and is protected for a period of time? If I get a few years out of it that's fine. I will go and make another.

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Several years ago, I made a picnic table and benches out of untreated wood. Painted it with marine tung oil, once. Seems it lasted about 15 years before I finally threw it on the bonfire.

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I would buy the polyurethane that you add a hardener to.

The table will look like it was dipped in plastic.

Then put it away for the winter months. That will add years to its life.

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Petrified works.

How's the Smiths Penetrating hold up with UV?

I've never tried leaving it exposed. He used to make a special clear finish that was specially designed to resist UV light.

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