Outdoor Table and Benches - First Project

Submitted by linlet_e on Sun, 08/03/2014 - 10:26

First project of my husband. He had no experience at all in making furniture but when he stumbled on this website he was inspired.

I wanted to contribute so I volunteered to stain both the table and benches.

Modification: used 2x4 for the legs of the table

Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
For the Table:
Cabot - Australian Timber Oil: Honey Teak.
I used a total of 1 & half cans (946 ml per can). I did it by sections - used paint brush to apply stain, gave it enough time to absorb (a few minutes) and then used a cloth to even out blotches. I also used a very small foam paint brush to stain the areas that are hard to reach - the gaps in between boards. Waited a couple of days to apply coat number 2.

For the benches:
Benjamin Moore Arborcoat - Solid: Spellbound
I used 1 can for both benches (414 ml). Again did it by sections, used paintbrush to apply 1 coat only and used a small foam brush for hard to reach areas. It dried very fast.
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