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Re: Sawing Cottonwood
« Reply #40 on: September 16, 2020, 08:05:08 AM »
A neighbor has a couple sheds built entirely of cottonwood, and about 100 years old.  But the shingles are not cottonwood.  Just framing, siding, and flooring. If you use it for trailer decking, should you oil the wood before installing?
I use crankcase/tranny oil on trailer floors, done when woods dry. Linseed oil, boiled or not is organic and feeds the little fellers that grow on wood. Protects but feeds, so best if it's used to include something in the mix that prevents that growth.
Early in my log homes life I mixed up a wood finish formula found in a U of AK log building pamphlet I had which used linseed as a base- maybe in ok in AK, but in KY you get mildew!  
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Re: Sawing Cottonwood
« Reply #41 on: September 16, 2020, 03:02:42 PM »
Got a little excited when I saw this post, I have a bunch of standing dead cottonwood so I sawed on up and made a vanity for my wife, also sawed a bunch of green wood up for my brothers lowbed decking and he says its holding up great, its been a few months of abuse now. 

 

 

 

    
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« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2020, 05:44:17 PM »
i just got a gallon of copper naphthenate, to treat outdoor wood.  will not be "pressure" treated, but the surface treatment should impair growth of mold and other organisms.  copper care is the brand, from amazon.  outside but off the soil is ok.  i hope this product will help on my hackberry pallet runners.
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« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2020, 05:48:15 PM »
redjeep i was looking at your sawhorses in the background, and i thought you made them just like mine.  i actually make and I beam with a 2 x 6 top and bottom the runs the length.  i refurbished a 22 foot o'day daysailer two fiberglass sailboat supported on two of them.  they are 8 feet long.
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