I have a hardwood folding garden table. Where it stands is often a bit wet,
which means the wood at the end of the legs is likely to start rotting.
What would be the best way of fixing something to the end of the legs to
protect them from the wet or the best way to seal them. thanks.
Someone will probably have a better solution, but we had a tin of
waterproofing (I forget which) and we stood each leg in the tin in turn
for a day to make sure the wood was really saturated. This can be
And once treated, fix a metal stand off to the bottom of each leg to
hold it up 1/2" - they used to be called 'domes of silence' but
haven't seen them recently. A thick pressed dome with four small
spikes to fix into the wood.
And VAT free if you buy the children's sizes. You would need the tie-top
ones to stop the rain running down the legs.
Otherwise dip the legs in Plastidip, a tough dippable or brushable
plastic, search for it on www.frost.co.uk (you want the coating not the
Not sure how deep the water is that the table has to stand in, but if it's
just a few mm, after Klara's suggestion, pilot & screw 3 brass screws in the
bottom of each leg but don't sink them in all the way.
The wood will be treated, the legs will be off the floor.
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