Friday, November 26, 2010

Stained potting bench

I built a potting bench this summer from supplies and directions given to me for Christmas last year.  I wanted to protect the wood from weathering and rot, so I bought some stain and sealer and got it on before the cold, wet weather set in.  I have been very interested in the stains with color pigments in them, so I decided to try it out on this project.

Potting bench after being stained green
I really like the green pigment in this semi-transparent stain.  It allows the wood grains to show through, but the wood is protected and - it's green!  What do you think?

Wood grains showing through the stain


  1. Lovely color for the garden! Happy gardening
    and have a Merry Christmas.Thanh you for the
    great pictures

  2. I see a lot of yellowish looking colors within your green. It's cool but it's not the look I'm going for :) I'm staining a guitar with green right now. I'm hoping I can get all the natural wood color gone. I think it just takes a lot of coats. Any thoughts?

  3. Can you tell me what colour you used?

  4. Can you tell me what product and color you used? Thank you!