Two bed building questions.....

nbreauApril 21, 2009

I'm getting a great price on some rough sawn cedar. I was wondering, does anyone know if it can be easily sanded or if something can easilly be done to make them less splinter prone ? I'm building 4 4x8 beds.

Is the best treatment to use linseed oil ? If so where should i be able to find some ? Somewhere like home depot ?

thanks,

Nick.

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gumby_ct(CT it says Z5)

Wear gloves while making the beds. IF it were me (iiwm), I wouldn't worry about sanding or treating them with anything. I have untreated pine 8y/o now.

HTH

    Bookmark   April 21, 2009 at 7:03PM
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engineeredgarden(7, nw Alabama)

Nick - My big bed is made with rough cut cedar, too...I didn't sand it at all, or coat it with anything. It should last until I retire! Good luck with your bed, and I was wondering how your watering setup worked out?

EG

    Bookmark   April 21, 2009 at 9:28PM
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nbreau

watering setup is still in the works, i managed to find 4 50 gallons barrels which should do the trick.

My only concern at this point is that i read that you need to be careful collecting water from roofs with shingles, that the tar used to make them is toxic and that you shouldn't even water your lawn with them.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2009 at 9:31AM
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gumby_ct(CT it says Z5)

::Gumby wonders where that toxic water ends up if you don't use it?::

    Bookmark   April 22, 2009 at 9:37AM
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eaglesgarden(6b - se PA)

Great question gumby. My water runs off my roof, down the gutters and eventually ends up on my lawn!!!

    Bookmark   April 22, 2009 at 12:38PM
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gumby_ct(CT it says Z5)

Some folks like to make a big deal out of things we have done for years. My grandfather used the roof water to wash his dishes, etc. He said his 13 fingers came in real handy for that ;-)

    Bookmark   April 22, 2009 at 1:22PM
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engineeredgarden(7, nw Alabama)

I agree, Gumby. BTW, the 13 finger thing was pretty dadgum funny! Ha!

EG

    Bookmark   April 22, 2009 at 1:55PM
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