Juniper wood

JUDY P CHEETHAM asked 1 year ago

We had a huge juniper tree tip over and saved some good slabs; we want to build an outdoor bench for the family cemetery. what kind of finish should we use to protect from the sun and rain?

1 Answers
William Stewart Staff answered 1 month ago

Hi Judy, thanks for your query. Juniper wood is naturally rot and insect-resistant, so it\’s a great timber for outdoor use. Woodworkers have had a lot of discussions about the best finish for Juniper. Spar urethane is your best bet for keeping the color and protecting the timber. Minwax does a good product in their Helmsman range. I\’m unsure about your finish, but you can choose satin, semi-gloss, or gloss. Here’s a link.