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New Table

JasonATIJasonATI Posts: 62
edited 9:44AM in EGG Table Forum
I built a table where the legs are 4x4 green treated because they will be stained black, and the rest is cedar that will be stained wine burgundy.
How long do I have to wait for the wood to dry out before I stain it.


  • BBQMavenBBQMaven Posts: 1,041
    When you say "4x4 treated" do you mean the outdoor treated wood for insect and rot control?
    Kent Madison MS
  • JasonATIJasonATI Posts: 62
    Yes, its I think called AC2 treated.
  • BBQMavenBBQMaven Posts: 1,041
    two thoughts

    1st - treated wood won't "dry" out... the chemicals used to treat it will always be there. My experience is the staining of this type of wood can be difficult to gain a smooth and even finish.

    2nd - because food and food handling equipment can touch this wood, be careful not to contaminate on contact. You may consider a sealer after the stain to protect against this.

    Please post of pictures of the finished table! We love pictures. Welcome and enjoy!
    Kent Madison MS
  • JasonATIJasonATI Posts: 62
    Ok thanks, the treated is only for the legs so no food will get close to them.

    I will need help with getting pics up :)
  • MemphistideMemphistide Posts: 207
    i did the same and am waiting 6mo
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