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Forum topic by CoolHanMatt posted 04-18-2016 06:28 PM 460 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CoolHanMatt

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04-18-2016 06:28 PM

Guys, where can I find wood poles?

I’m going to build my kids a play fort and would like to set some poles and then build/frame off of them.

Thinking 6” x 12’/15’ treated/dried?

Used utility poles are too large (and soaked in cresote) but I don’t want to custom order anything either.

Thanks


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hotbyte

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#1 posted 04-18-2016 06:34 PM

Are you meaning round? Why not just 4X4. 4X6 or 6X6 available at big box stores?

Most recently installed utility poles I see around here are PT now not creosote. They would still be large.

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#2 posted 04-18-2016 07:03 PM

If you live out west go to a feed store or fencing supply and ask for corral poles.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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CoolHanMatt

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#3 posted 04-19-2016 01:08 PM

The Corral Poles might work, but I was looking for uniform thickness around 6”

Shirley this exists?!

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#4 posted 04-19-2016 01:22 PM

Why not PT posts? I don’t understand.

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#5 posted 04-19-2016 02:26 PM


Why not PT posts? I don t understand.

- ste6168

Agreed. It sounds like you’re basically building an outdoor stick-framed structure – which is pretty much exactly what big-box PT 6×6s, 4×4s, and 2×4s are made for.

Is this an aesthetic or a functional issue?

If it’s an aesthetic issue, would you be satisfied using standard 6×6s but hit them with a big roundover bit?

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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CoolHanMatt

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#6 posted 04-19-2016 03:05 PM

Pressure Treat is fine.

Where to find them (Pressure Treat or Otherwise) is the question. Don’t really care to engage in argument over my choice of materials with some who would rather re-define my project.

6” Diameter 12-16’ length.

Thanks guys

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ste6168

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#7 posted 04-19-2016 04:59 PM



Pressure Treat is fine.

Where to find them (Pressure Treat or Otherwise) is the question. Don t really care to engage in argument over my choice of materials with some who would rather re-define my project.

6” Diameter 12-16 length.

Thanks guys

- CoolHanMatt

Cool, Matt. Good luck on your endeavor.

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#8 posted 04-19-2016 05:48 PM

There’s a big difference between trying to understand objections, so as to offer solutions, and re-defining a project. There’s also a big difference between being gracious towards those responding to your request for help and acting like a bag of dicks towards those trying to understand why the obvious solution to your problem isn’t going to cut it.

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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#9 posted 04-19-2016 06:12 PM



There s a big difference between trying to understand objections, so as to offer solutions, and re-defining a project. There s also a big difference between being gracious towards those responding to your request for help and acting like a bag of dicks towards those trying to understand why the obvious solution to your problem isn t going to cut it.

- WillliamMSP

So which are you doing now? Offering a solution or being a gracious bag of D*&Ks??

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bondogaposis

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#10 posted 04-19-2016 06:22 PM

Here you go.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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CoolHanMatt

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#11 posted 04-19-2016 06:29 PM



Here you go.

- bondogaposis

Yea I found that site and one similar. I think that may be my only option to have to custom order from a site like that. I’ll ask the guys at the lumber yard.

Thanks again

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