I used waste oil on this trailer deck, Ash from sawmill, not dry. The oil sucked in pretty good. Difference between the wet and dry is 1 week. View attachment 884215 Haven't looked at after some snow on it. I rolled on with paint roller, pretty liberally. Not slippery after a week or so.
I should add that I did dilute oil with some old gas. Probably 1/2 gallon gas to 3 gallons oil....Don't remember just dumped in until it looked good.
Stain it then seal with Thompson'sI recently milled up some oak and needed a little outdoor walkway for a project. I decided to use the fresh oak for it. 1" thick (well, closer to 7/8") and 5" wide.
The joists are 2"x6" oak.
I understand white oak is better for exterior use, but decided to give this a shot anyway. I think this is pin or bur oak. (I think bur is a white oak....??)
I am curious to see how long it lasts. I'm going to leave it untreated until it's dry, so next year I may add a preservative.
Sorry no pics yet - they are on the way!