This industrial cable spool had been sitting outside at a local salvage shop for months. It was sad and uninspiring. After I purchased it, I gave it a quick sanding and sealed all of the gorgeous color of the wood with General Finishes' Exterior 450. My goal was to turn it into an outdoor table, so I wanted to make sure it would hold up to the elements. Exterior 450 not only provided superior protection but it made the color of the wood deepen and turn richer than it had been previously.