| > I am building an outdoor shower stall out of some old rehabbed
| > redwood. Any recommendations for a coating.
| Several months ago I made some corner shelves for a large indoor shower. I
| recycled the redwood from an old deck we tore down. I applied three coats
| of an exterior "Spar" varnish, making sure to cover all edges and surfaces
| of the wood. So far it looks great, and works beautifully.
| Spar varnish is commonly used for boats and exterior doors, so I assume it
| would hold up on an outdoor shower. I got mine at the local Lowes store.
| It will produce a bit of a gloss though, which you may or may not be
| looking for? But, it would probably be easier to clean than oiled wood?
Spar varnish will hold up well as long as you keep it out of the sun.
There is, probably, no clear finish that can stand up to sun.