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Fence Posts: Osage Orange vs Pressure Treated Pine
« on: June 21, 2017, 09:42:43 PM »
I plan on building a pole barn and want to surround it and the log yard with an impressive heavy duty wood fence. How would Osage Orange fence posts compare with pressure treated pine? Cost put aside...If I used OA, I'm thinking 8x8''s or larger.
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Re: Fence Posts: Osage Orange vs Pressure Treated Pine
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2017, 09:50:24 PM »
If you can get it, go with osage. PT pine fence posts are just a rip-off,
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Re: Fence Posts: Osage Orange vs Pressure Treated Pine
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2017, 09:54:24 PM »
Black Locust would also work if you can find any large enough.  You 'bout need 12" to saw out 8X8's.
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Re: Fence Posts: Osage Orange vs Pressure Treated Pine
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2017, 09:57:46 PM »
I'd go with the osage also, depending on your log size I'd think a 6 x6 would be plenty.  Pressure treaded might last if its treaded all the way to the center, some is only treated less than 1" in which are junk.   Steve
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Re: Fence Posts: Osage Orange vs Pressure Treated Pine
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2017, 10:11:51 PM »
I've got a line on a lot of OA. Free. Black locust is out of the question at this point. I can do pressure treated pine, but thinking Osage Orange. I want the fence to be huge and eye catching. It's a roadside location and will enclose about 2 acres. It's adjacent to my grandfather's honky-tonk, so I will be putting extra large posts in front of the fence along the parking lot side to prevent folks from backing into it. 8x8 fence posts maybe larger. I could sell the OA or use them as fence posts. That's my delimma. I think I'll come out ahead using them for fencing
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Re: Fence Posts: Osage Orange vs Pressure Treated Pine
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2017, 10:20:32 PM »
Since you have a source for OA, there is no questions as to what to use.
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Re: Fence Posts: Osage Orange vs Pressure Treated Pine
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2017, 10:42:04 PM »
Ditto on MM's reply.
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2017, 08:43:05 AM »
Osage hands down, any day of the week and twice on Sunday.  Have lots of sharp blades ready.  Pre drill everything because if you use it green it splits easily and if you let it dry, you can lay it on a concrete slab and have better luck driving nails into the concrete.  Once you git r done, it will still be standing when everything else around it is gone.  Looking forward to seeing it when you are done.
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2017, 09:19:14 AM »
Use the osage.....downside is it will only last 75-100 years.

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Re: Fence Posts: Osage Orange vs Pressure Treated Pine
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2017, 09:44:35 PM »
Deese your gramps owns a honky tonk and it's next to the sawmill?? I don't think it gets much better than that!!!
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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2017, 10:02:54 PM »
I'm with 4 x 4, i want to hear more about the honky tonk.
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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2017, 11:57:00 PM »
You wine heads need to stay out of the honky tonks. Deese, please post directions to your sawmill.  :D
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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2017, 04:56:33 AM »
 :D :D 8)  We needa have a forestry forum honky tonk gathering I do believe!
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« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2017, 10:14:21 AM »
You guys are too funny. But yes, I DO want to have a FF gathering once I get everything going.
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« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2017, 10:26:30 AM »
All of these pine trees are coming down, and the barn will be somewhere in there. If you look closely, you can see my boy standing out there. I am 33 years old and most of those trees were planted the month that I was born. This pic is facing South. The paved road is to the right and runs North/South. The honky tonk is out of view on the left. The driveway encircles this tract of syp, which makes it an ideal spot for a sawmill business.

 

 

This is an attempt at a panoramic shot I took yesterday. My Grandfather's house is on the far right and you can see part of the honky tonk on the left. You can see how the driveway encircles the spot I'm interested in. 

 

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