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Forum topic by chetrog posted 05-24-2014 02:03 PM 1343 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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chetrog

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05-24-2014 02:03 PM

I need to replace some boards from a sliding bench. The materiel is about 1×4 by 4 feet. I don’t know what type of wood I should use. I don’t want to spend to much so the cheaper the better. I don’t know if pine is strong enough, or is common board stronger. I really don’t know much about wood. It could be thicker, but I dont want to use a 2×4’s What ever i need i will get it from Lowes or Home Depot. Thanks for your time.

-- I had a stroke a few years back, and sometimes the words dont come out as well as I would like.


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#1 posted 05-24-2014 02:43 PM

Hard to figure out what you need. A picture would help; or at least a description on what part of the structure this piece comes from.

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#2 posted 05-24-2014 10:58 PM

There are 9 pieces that are about 1”x4”x4’ . In the picture I just have one left. I cut the others out. Basically the metal frame connects to the wood with a carriage bolt

-- I had a stroke a few years back, and sometimes the words dont come out as well as I would like.

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#3 posted 05-24-2014 11:48 PM

better picture with wood.

-- I had a stroke a few years back, and sometimes the words dont come out as well as I would like.

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#4 posted 05-25-2014 12:08 AM

You need something that is rot/weather resistant … cedar, white oak, etc.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#5 posted 05-25-2014 12:10 AM

I have seen treated deck boards at the big box stores but I think they are 5/4×6 boards. You could rip them and run a roundover bit along the flat sides. Should last for years.

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#6 posted 05-25-2014 12:13 AM

Another vote for cedar from me.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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#7 posted 05-25-2014 12:34 AM

I would suggest 1×4 treated wood. Done the same thing for a similar bench.. previous treated wood was over 20 years old. If you are going to expose your skin to any of it, then go with something natural and make sure you are not allergic to the natural oil it produces.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 05-25-2014 01:12 AM

Your profile doesn’t show where you are from, but cypress would be an excellent choice for that bench.

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#9 posted 05-25-2014 02:21 AM

I’d use cedar. Lowes and Depot should both have it in stock.

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#10 posted 06-26-2014 07:59 AM

I actually like using treated lumber for outdoors.

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