Our property is very windy. I mean verrrrry windy ! There is always a gust and even the shingles on our relatively new home (8 years old) were blown away a few weeks ago! The roof is repaired now.
Needless to say, we need a table on our deck that is solid wood, heavy as all get out, and relatively flip resistant. I don't want my deck furniture coming through my family room window! I found the perfect candidate at a local auction for only ten bucks. This is the closest I have to a before picture. The table had a very dark brown stain and the top was in poor condition, with numerous scratches, water marks and stains. Those are my pets and helpers ~ Cider and Casey.
I started out sanding it all down to see what I was working with.
I used an off white Oil Base paint on the legs ~ very weather resistent and tough.
I stained the top "Teak" and used 3 coats of Helmsman Minwax Outdoor Urethane ~ Clear Satin finish ~ "Tough protection against Sunlight, Rain and Temperature".
Yes, I live in Canada :) LOL
Most of my friends say it is too nice for outside. But I really do need a solid table on my deck.
The bunnies are heavy too . . . and hold little votive candles.
Cider approves!!!! My $10 Treasure provides a nice shady spot on hot afternoons. I painted two little end tables to match. The chairs and the deck will be next :)
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