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Hi all

I've just bought a cheap garden hut - naturally it's made from
flimsy-ish wood and pinned together with staples, but it will do me for
the job I have in mind (wood storage),

I intend to improve it by strengthening the joints and putting heavier
timber into it where appropriate.

I also want to coat it very well in some kind of presevative. I'm after
a cosy dark brown look, and I want whatever I use to soak into the wood
and weather nicely.

Some of the preservatives I've used in recent years have been
disappointing, not really soaking into the wood, and instead forming a
friable skin which eventually starts to peel off.

Any suggestions from The Panel? Creosote substitute comes to mind [is
it *actually* a substitute - it seems like the real thing to me!] ...
but I don't know if I (and the neighbours) would survive the fumes from
a whole hut coated in it.

Cheers
John

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On 9 Sep, 14:55, jal wrote:
Hi all

I've just bought a cheap garden hut - naturally it's made from
flimsy-ish wood and pinned together with staples, but it will do me for
the job I have in mind (wood storage),

I intend to improve it by strengthening the joints and putting heavier
timber into it where appropriate. *

I also want to coat it very well in some kind of presevative. I'm after
a cosy dark brown look, and I want whatever I use to soak into the wood
and weather nicely.

Some of the preservatives I've used in recent years have been
disappointing, not really soaking into the wood, and instead forming a
friable skin which eventually starts to peel off.

Any suggestions from The Panel? *Creosote substitute comes to mind *[is
it *actually* a substitute - it seems like the real thing to me!] ...
but I don't know if I (and the neighbours) would survive the fumes from
a whole hut coated in it.

Cheers
John


John
Decide if you want it preserved or if you want a surface coating
When you have decided that let me know and I can advise
One is quite different from the other
Creosote substitute has not dissimilar smell etc to creosote proper
but is without the allegedly carcogenic contents
Chris George
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On 10 Sep, 13:31, jal wrote:
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Decide if you want it preserved or if you want a surface coating


Thanks. *Yes, as I said (implied) below, it's preservative I'm after. *
In my experience preservatives also look good, if you choose the right
one, but the choice these days (as with everything) is so wide as to
render me helpless, like a rabbit in the headlights. * Maybe I'll just
go for creosote sub.

Some of the preservatives I've used in recent years have been
disappointing, not really soaking into the wood, and instead forming a
friable skin which eventually starts to peel off.


John


John
See the link on
http://groups.google.com/group/uk.d-...fc724417599e89

which you can find by putting in a search on the group for
Preservatives

also
http://groups.google.com/group/uk.d-...25c59ced80c1b6

Which seems pretty apposite for your request.

If those data do not cover your shed situation - let me know
Chris G


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John
See the link on
http://groups.google.com/group/uk.d-...65fad445a9962/
93fc724417599e89?hl=en-GB&lnk=gst&q=preservative#93fc724417599e89

which you can find by putting in a search on the group for
Preservatives

also
http://groups.google.com/group/uk.d-...de31e6a9b0180/
c125c59ced80c1b6?hl=en-GB&lnk=gst&q=preservative#c125c59ced80c1b6

Which seems pretty apposite for your request.


Thanks - useful.

John


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