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Egg Mates

loxicloxic Posts: 25
edited 3:13AM in EggHead Forum
Due to space limitations and an additional egg I have moved my large from a table to a nest with mates. It appears that the wood on the mates needs sealed. Does any body know what kind of wood is used and what is the best sealer to use. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    I cleaned mine with 91% alcohol and then varnished with some good varnish I picked up at Home Depot. Worked great.



    after but before the varnish

    and the handle

  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    I removed the wood and replaced it with Corian and really like it.

  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    They are made from cedar wood.I sanded mine and put 4 or 5 coats of spar urethane them(with a light sanding between coats).They have held up great for a few years so far.I just clean them with simple green when needed,and wax them a couple times a year ;)


    Edited:Here's a better pic

  • loxicloxic Posts: 25
    Thanks for the info everyone. Looks like I have some work ahead of me. Sparky those look great, did you remove and urethane the underside as well.
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Yes,I removed all of the boards and sanded all sides of them before applying the urethane to all surfaces.I think that it is worth the extra effort to do it right the first time :)
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,350
    Them slats sure are purddy Sparky.
    Will spar urethane in the Texas heat and sun? I need to do my LBGE table and I have heard pro and cons about using it.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Thx Joan :) I'm not sure about the "Texas sun",but it holds up well to the sun here in Georgia :lol: Seriously,the spar urethane provides great protection from sun,rain,moisture and temperature changes(and yes,I read that right from the label :P )
  • chocdocchocdoc Posts: 456
    Sparky - want to come do the brightwork on my boat?
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    I would love to help you out chocdoc,but wifey won't let me travel anymore :P
  • chocdocchocdoc Posts: 456
    "Sparky" wrote:
    I would love to help you out chocdoc,but wifey won't let me travel anymore :P

    Too bad! Beautiful work.
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Thanks,you are too kind ;)
  • leeflashleeflash Posts: 66
    Sparky,you did a excelent job on those.They look like they were dipped in urthane. B)
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