Bath side finish for waterproofing please

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    Terry Baxter
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    Hello all. I was hijacked from finishing my Mouseman look alike cabinet to build an airing cupboard whilst the plumber ripped out the old. Always under the cosh. Then the bombshell! I was asked to make a bath side panel. Here’s the frame and the panels ready to cut to size and fit. Question please: I have water based varnish which is my go to for this sort of thing, but I don’t want it to glue the panels. Is varnish better than wax for this sort of job?

    Many thanks, Terry.

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    Sven-Olof Jansson
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    Hej Terry,

    Would surf[ace] epoxy or non-water based polyurethane varnish, as waterproof or highly water-resistant, respectively, be alternative options? After a number of replacements and re-paintings of the outer bottom lining of our croft’s front door, I replaced the piece with an epoxy coated one in oak. It seems to be completely waterproof, including the end grain of the dowels. It is a bit shiny, though.

    Epoxy coated oak

    Sven-Olof Jansson
    London, UK; Boston, MA

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    Terry Baxter
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    Hello Sven-Olof: many thanks. That sounds interesting. I’ve never heard of an epoxy based varnish before. It might be just what I’m looking for.

    Regards, Terry

    Panels are now ready to glue 😊

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