Turning Veneer Furniture into Outdoor Furniture

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Old 01-22-08, 11:02 PM
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Turning Veneer Furniture into Outdoor Furniture

Hello,
I have 2 wenge veneer benches that are meant for indoor use, but I would like to make them suitable for our outdoor deck. I like the current color and look. Is there a way to coat it to make it sustainable for the outdoors?
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Louisa
 
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Old 01-23-08, 02:21 PM
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Welcome to DoItYourself.com and the Deck forum.

Not going to work. Moisture would cause the veneer to delaminate from its base wood.
 
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Old 01-23-08, 04:50 PM
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Ya, I agree! You could coat every side/edge of them with multiple coats of spar urathane and even if you recoated them every 6 months - sooner or later the moisture would get to the veneer
 
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