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Heavy duty wood coating
« on: April 29, 2017, 08:56:49 PM »
As you may recall, I made this box:
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to hold these pellet guns for school:
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Anyway, the box itself is done, but I need to come up with a good coating and corner protectors for it.  I'd imagine this thing will end up sitting on the sometimes wet ground and be put in and out of cars and trucks when we use them at camp.  It's far more important that the coatings are more durable than good-looking.  I used plain one-side sanded plywood for it, so it's nothing special.

So EOE- what should I coat the outside of this thing with to make it last and be durable- and what should I do about the corners?  Thanks!
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Re: Heavy duty wood coating
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2017, 09:52:14 PM »
I made a box for my 3 rail trailer back in the 80's and I used 1" 90 deg aluminum for the corners. To seal the wood I just used an oil based paint. It sat outside for 10 years and never had a problem.
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Re: Heavy duty wood coating
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2017, 09:57:57 PM »
What Ed said. Or epoxy.

Brass or copper corners would look cool.
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Re: Heavy duty wood coating
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2017, 09:59:41 PM »
Bedliner. A couple of roll-on layers will waterproof and protect even if sitting on wet ground. Add corners over that:
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Re: Heavy duty wood coating
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2017, 10:42:13 PM »
Bedliner. A couple of roll-on layers will waterproof and protect even if sitting on wet ground...
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That was my first thought.  I'd give the bottom an extra coat.
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