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Western Red Cedar

 
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Rusty Strings
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:51 pm    Post subject: Western Red Cedar Reply with quote

Decided build my next hive from the above wood. I have a local supplier that cuts up trees for the building industry and they supply what ever size planks I want. So, would 12"wide planks be stable enough or would 3 4" inch planks glued together be less prone to warp?
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trekmate
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've use 8" +4" with great success, couldn't get 12" to try.

Just be aware of the dangers of dangerous of cedar dust - I learned the hard way and have an inhaler now (although not used much!). http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/wis30.pdf
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't aware of that, thanks for that.
Despite what I've read about cedars inherent stability, my gut feeling is to make the sides from 4" planks as it simplifies making the window I may include.
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