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Corner Seating Area Outdoor Furniture Project

Postby Nixy999 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:57 pm

Hi folks.

Wasn’t exactly sure which forum this best fitted.

I’m looking to make a corner seating area for a raised patio which will be part painted and part stained. Firstly, am I best using tantalised wood which has either been allowed to dry or treated with the appropriate sealant or is untreated kiln tried softwood okay if painted/stained and sealed correctly?

Secondly what paint, stain, sealant would you advise. It is like this will remain outdoors year round.

Thanks in advance

Nick
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Postby stoneyboy » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:54 pm

Hi nixy999,
I would not recommend using softwood for your project. Even if you use tantalised timber some areas (like joints) will probably start to deteriorate within 2/3 years.
If you can afford it you are better going for a hardwood.
Always treat the timber using some form of solvent based preservative.
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Postby Nixy999 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:01 pm

Thanks S. Will look into it.
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