First, Id like to say hi to everyone, Im new.
I just got invovled in woodworking less than 2 years ago, mainly sticking to outdoor projects.
Im very impressed with some of the threads Ive read here and feel way out of my league, but everyone starts somewhere.
I recently was at a garage sale, and saw two adirondack chairs that were weathered grey, but seemed to be in fine condition.
I purchased them for 25 dollars each since it was white oak, and on Long Island, the price is outrageous.
I bought them with the intention of taking them apart, using the parts and recutting them a bit so there was more style and curves in the chair, making a bit more comfortable, this one was all straight cuts and rather stiff looking.
I only cracked one piece taking it apart,(one chair) and I sanded every part,(thought about planing them, ), restored or brought the wood grain back to life in about 90% of the wood, still some grey areas, but hardly noticable, now my question is how do I treat white oak to keep that beautiful look and keep it oudoors year round? Is there any way to preserve the look of the natural wood without it turning grey?