zapj wrote:I was at Lowes today looking at birch and lauan plywood. To my surprise neither had any information grading stamps as normal plywood carries. The lauan had a pricing tag on the metal sorting rack which stated it was moisture resistant. The Birch had a tag stating for interior use only. I had wanted to use stained birch on my exterior then seal it with Minwax Clear Seal. Will this procedure or painting allow me to use it in an exterior application or is there exterior glued Birch available somewhere else? I haven't decided yet to stain or paint but was not looking at epoxy.
IF you take the time to seal all 6 sides well (multiple coats)
HAH! I FINALLY GOT YOU, ROB!
Your TD is too gorgeous for me not to say this:
There are only FOUR sides to seal on a TD wall.
Yeah, I know--you're technically 100% right. But I couldn't resist.
mikeschn wrote:I think Steve F might have an answer for us...
Steve Frederick wrote:Key, IMHO, is that you seal all edges of the ply. I use a very thin, penetrating epoxy, that wicks into the edge grain very well. The epoxy turns the wood into plastic in that area.
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