|Forum topic by Quoheleth||posted 05-07-2012 07:25 PM||674 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
05-07-2012 07:25 PM
I am needing to make some “boats” (think long soap dishes) to store pieces of cast iron. The “boats” will be about 1 3/4” thick, 3” wide and 18” long. The iron could be in the boats from a few days to a few weeks.
I know some woods can react to metals, and especially cast stuff, but I don’t know what to avoid. So, I thought I would ask here for recommendations.
A local hardwood lumber company suggested Spanish Cedar, but at almost $8/bd ft, that’s a little pricey, as I need several dozen of these boats.
Any other recommendations that might help keep my costs down? On the other end of the spectrum, pine and fir studs are about $5 for an 8’ board. Would that work, or would I be battling rust and other issues sooner than later?
-- "We're always ready to circumcize a few 2x4s," - Uncle Bill