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WDHLT15

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#1 posted 12-01-2011 03:00 PM

Crash,

Deck boards and posts are the way to go because these are the most common uses. For deck boards, I would mill at 1 3/8. That is 1 1/4” for 5/4 lumber plus 1/8” over as is the hardwood standard in the Industry. I am confident that the posts will sell because people want something that will last but is not treated with chemicals like with pressure treated posts. There are not many options for untreated posts, and black locust is the absolute very best choice after osage orange, but who can get enough osage orange to make posts?

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln


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