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Forum topic by phonewired posted 03-13-2009 12:45 AM 848 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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phonewired

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03-13-2009 12:45 AM

I will be making several custom pine planters for extended use outdoors. Is there a good economical treatment for the pine before painting that will help prevent rot? Thank you, Noel.

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#1 posted 03-13-2009 02:13 AM

I’d say that you’d have to line the interior with something to keep the soil and moisture away from the pine. I don’t think it would last long without that. And then you’d have to use some type of weather proofing on the outside. Lots of it. At least once a year.

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#2 posted 03-13-2009 03:38 AM

Consider pine as disposable. Redwood or eastern cedar will last longer. White oak will last for a while as long as the planter is cleaned and any termite infestation killed annually. Locust, (hard to find and harder to work with) would last longest.

Rot is part of the problem and bugs are the worst problem.

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