What kind of wood is this in our Sun Room?

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TheFDO

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Not sure what kind of wood this, I think it is pine. How to care for it? This Sun room is not heated year round and not cooled in the summer. It does have a odd smell to my family.

What can i do to help the smell or give it a fresh smell.
Thanks Brian




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Snoonyb

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You can finish it in any manner you see fit, however, I would leave as is and enjoy it's natural beauty, and as far as it goes, the smell is part of the cedar's natural quality.
 

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If you sanded with the grain, the cedar smell would rejuvenate. Love that stuff.
 

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You could seal it with matte finish polyurethane listed as compatible with cedar.
Or exterior matte varnish rated for cedar.
Exterior varnish might be smelly until it fully cures.
 

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Yep, cedar. Nice!

I had a grandmother with a cedar chest. – Old vaudeville joke
 

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