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knappers

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I have been asked by a friend if I could make three of something similar to below...
She would like to stain them grey to match her gates. What would you make them from and finish them with?

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RogerP

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For longevity I'd use European/English Oak which untreated will in time weather to a silver grey. But if the colour wanted is that on the left of the picture it looks green on my monitor and painted.
 

Benchwayze

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Couldn't use one of those where I live. They'd take the box'n all! This is by no means a 'crime-heavy' area, but the drunks from the pub next door have a warped sensa 'umour

Nice box though I agree. :)
 

lanemaux

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For a rustic look that will go a nice grey out of doors my choice would have been cedar. left untreated it ages grey and also resists rot wonderfully. A bit soft , but nobody is going to be sitting on it will they.
 
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