Using an indoor piece of furniture outdoors
I have a vintage desk that I would LOVE to be able to use outdoors as a desk. I don't care about keeping papers or things in the drawers, maybe a pen or two. But I mainly want to put it under one of my Japanese Oaks and have a place to work on my novels. My other gig is I'm a writer. What can I do to the desk to make sure it's not going to fall apart or rot on me. I've thought about building it a canopy to protect it from the elements but still give me the wide open feel of writing outside. (I like to hear the birds chirping and see the wildlife in our yard.) Any suggestions? It's similar to this desk but not the exact one. My desk is being "stored" in the back of my husband's jeep because I "had" to have it two weeks ago and bought it for $20 without thinking about where I was going to put it! I actually thought it would fit in my granddaughter's room but it won't. So, what can I do to it so that I can use it outside?