treating green pine boards

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Forum topic by jetsonFUVA posted 12-16-2013 05:00 PM 784 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-16-2013 05:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: green lumber staining green lumber bora-care

I had pines cut down in aug, milled in early Nov, and am using them now for an out building. (2×6) rafters, and boards 1” x 8”-10” board. I realize you should wait til wood dries, but I decided to put it up now, a time factor for me and when I could do project. I was planing on dipping ends of 1 x in oil based stain to help preserve/treat lumber, then maybe a coat of stain once now and again in spring ( I live in central VA)
Is this worth my time, or should I wait for wood to dry more while hanging? Or would I be better off painting the ends, or waxing them? I also have some Bora-Care, I was planning on hitting the bottom 2’ of the wood with that. So am I wasting my time, seeing as the wood is not dried yet? And how does the Bora-Care work with oil based stain?

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#1 posted 12-16-2013 05:05 PM

Not sure what kind of pine you using,if it’s sugar pine or any other soft pine ,it is not a good choice for rafters wet or dry.

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#2 posted 12-16-2013 10:52 PM

It’s white pine, true 2×6, should work fine for rafters, 18” separation. I used what I had, but local consensus from builders say it will be fine. Treated 2×8 double up under them

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