This is a fantastic tung-oil-based marine-grade varnish, suitable for both outdoor and indoor use. Provides excellent protection from weathering and the elements, including UV rays and salt water. Ideal for boats, outdoor furniture, exterior doors, sills and more. Superior to polyurethane because it is flexible enough to expand with the wood, resists cracking and peeling, and adheres well to oily woods like teak and mahogany. Flows on freely for easy brushing. Not suitable for continuous submersion.For use on bare, stained or previously varnished wood.Dries to the touch in 6 hours, recoat in 24 hours.Apply only when air temperatures are 50°-90°F during application and drying.Avoid application in direct sunlight or when rain is threatening.Coverage: 1 quart = 75-100 sq. ft.Coverage: 1 gallon = 300-400 sq. ft.Do not thin.Cleans up with mineral spirits.Please note that this item can be shipped only by UPS Ground to addresses within the continental United States.
The classic American blonde, Hard Maple features creamy white sapwood with a reddish cast, and rugged durability. The wood has an exceptionally fine, even texture, and tight pores that yield an excellent finished surface. These thin boards are machined to 3/4" thickness, eliminating wear and tear on your planer. You won't have to worry about chipout, which is difficult to prevent when planing thin stock. Thin boards are ideal for edging, veneering, inlay, marquetry, sides for decorative boxes, bending stock, bent laminations and whatever else your imagination can dream up!Tree: May reach a height of 70 to 120 feet, with a 24 to 36 inch diameter trunk. Sapwood Color: White with a reddish cast.Heartwood Color: Uniformly pale reddish brown or light tan. Grain: Usually fairly straight, but can also be curly or wavy. Sometimes exhibits decorative figuring like bird's eye, maple burl, blister, leaf, and fiddleback.Texture: Very fine and even.Working properties: Due to hardness, tools must be kept very sharp.Carving: Responds well to carving tools.Steam bending properties: Fair.Strength Properties: Very high bending strength. Resistance to compression parallel to the grain is high. Hardness is rated as medium. It is heavy, and resists denting and marring. Hard Maple can be up to 25 percent harder than Soft Maple.
Enjoy outdoor living to the fullest with these functional and decorative furniture projects for deck, patio, yard and garden. From Adirondack chairs, patio bars and picnic tables to elaborate Victorian trellises and planters, the experts at American Woodworker provide complete plans and instructions for building 22 great-looking pieces that will beautify your outdoor space. Expert advice on finishing and varnishing ensures that your durable wooden furniture will stand up to the elements for years to come. Superb step-by-step photographs and excellent working drawings help ensure success for both amateur and experienced builders. Each project takes from just a few hours to a weekend to complete, making this book an ideal resource for transforming your outdoor decor.Technical Details:Step-by-step color photographs and detailed working drawings.Technical advice on finishes and varnishes.22 well-designed projects, including tables, benches, chairs, a patio bar, and ornamental trellises and planters.161 pagesSoftcover