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« on: May 13, 2012, 07:46:11 AM »
Came across a silo for sale.  it's 12' diameter and 25' high.  the seller says it's cedar, but my resident barn expert, ROOSTER, says it's more likely cypress.  It has to be disassembled.  Anyone out there have experience with something like this?  If it's cypress, is it worth doing?  The boards are 1-1/2 by 7 and 12' long.
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Re: wood silo
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2012, 08:39:04 AM »
Is it applicable to call Norm and Patty in on this one?  ;)
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2012, 05:20:12 PM »
When you do it, please take pictures!!!! :o :o :o
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2012, 06:27:53 PM »
A Pic. would help tremendously?

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Re: wood silo
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2012, 06:59:35 PM »
It was some time in the early 70's that my friend acquired a wooden silo .It must have been cypress because it wasn't soft as cedar or looked like cedar or smelled like cedar .The staves were tongue and grooved with kind of an offset  angle whereby they fit together in a circular fashion.

What ever it was I had some of it myself and decked a few trailers with it and it proved to be rot resistant . When the structure was standing to only deteriation on it was maybe 4 inches around the bottom of the staves.

I also lived in a house at the time that had an 8 by 24 foot deck that was planked with old silo staves salvaged from an old silo that once sat upon the property before I bought it . No problems what so ever in the 14 years I lived there .

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Re: wood silo
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2012, 07:59:30 PM »
I removed two wooden silos from the farm. They were both southern yellow pine. I still use the lumber for special projects.the boards were 6"x10,12,&16ft..Still have the pine smell.


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