Got a bit of a project I'm working on....a kitchen-counter sized storage box, couple of drawers, angled top, to prop up a cookbook/printed sheets of recipes/tablet.
The whole thing is made from cedar.....salvaged cedar that cost me precisely zero. I was just wondering....since one does not generally put a finish on cedar, it's usually left raw, because of its natural decay/rot/bug resistance, do you guys think it advisable to put a light clear coat, say maybe poly or a marine spar varnish (kitchen - likely to stand a good chance of getting wet) on the outside, or just leave the whole thing raw, seeing as how it IS cedar?
I'm kinda stuck trying to decide which way to go, looking for some input.
Here's a couple of pics of the nearly finished item:
-Kevin in Indy