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Alan Parkin28/02/2012 21:11:32
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Hi there, I wonder if anybody can help me to find the right finish to protect the wood for the bird table I am making for a friend who insisted on it being made out of hardwood.

Big Al29/02/2012 06:58:52
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Erm, I wouldn't use ash for an out door project such as a bird table as it isnt durable, you would be better of using oak, iroko or sapele.


Eric Harvey 106/03/2012 09:07:08
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the best finnish you can put on a bird table is nothing,if its got a finnish on it they won`t use it,I learnt from experience,regards,


Newbie_Neil23/04/2012 14:45:45
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Hi Alan,

If you make it from oak it doesn't require a finish and will be extremely durable.



Julian23/04/2012 19:59:34
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I have to say that I make all of mine from pressure treated timber from the wicks shed, it's done me ok over the years and pretty cheap too.

Edited By Julian on 23/04/2012 20:07:35

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