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Thought for bottom of wood stacks.

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by freddypd, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. freddypd

    freddypd Burning Hunk

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    As we continue to recover from Sandy storm damage I have seen lots of cedar fence sections at the curb for garbage. Would they make good floors for the wood shed? I currently use pallets and they work great, are strong and allow good air flow, but was wondering if anyone thought to use fence sections? I am guessing they may rot quicker than pallets.

    Just a thought.

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  2. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    cedar is commonly used for fence posts because it doesnt rot like many other woods. It would last a lot longer than many of the pallets you are currently using.
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  3. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Cedar will outlast palletwood by a longshot. If its free, go for it. I think in the long run you'd be better off with the cedar.
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  4. adrpga498

    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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    Place pallets over cedar rails. Best of both worlds.
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  5. XJma

    XJma Member

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    1) It's free, so it's definitely a good idea!!

    2) Cedar lasts forever!! I have a bunch of old cedar posts on my property with barbed wire on them from way back in the day. I've tried to push a few over by hand, no luck, they're still pretty solid. No idea how long they've been there but my guess is >100 years or so.

    I like the cedar beneath pallet idea. Grab a bunch and let the cedar take the brunt of the elements being in contact with the ground all the time.
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  6. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Good thought ;)
    Should last quit a few years
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