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Old 10-05-2020, 04:59 PM
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Put up some PT 4x4 posts for a gate to my pond. FU Heron.
anyway, I want to box in those posts. I really wanted Cedar 1x but the box stores donít sell cedar other than clap board.
whatís the best alteration? Poplar, Maple?
no oak for me. I tried those fiberglass sleeves but it looks like shit.
hereís the gate.




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Do you plan to paint it?

Iím spit balling here, but if you want wood texture but not the true look of wood, I recommend azek trim board. If it has to be wood and you canít locate 1x6 cedar, your other options are expensive (mahogany and white oak).
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Find a real lumber yard. They should have dimensional cedar.
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Originally Posted by MillenialMechie View Post
Do you plan to paint it?

Iím spit balling here, but if you want wood texture but not the true look of wood, I recommend azek trim board. If it has to be wood and you canít locate 1x6 cedar, your other options are expensive (mahogany and white oak).
trying to stay away from pvc board. Just doesnít look real.
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Originally Posted by aubv View Post
Find a real lumber yard. They should have dimensional cedar.
thereís a local place a few miles from me. Good call


https://feuerlumber.com/products/por...rd-white-cedar
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First off what an incredibly gorgeous area, and beautiful fence, man am I jealous. Really nice job with the entire area.

As for cladding those posts, more important than type of wood is how the cladding is treated IMO.
Make certain all edges are sealed tight the cladding is waterproofed then stained and/or painted and the tops of those posts are covered so water flow is directed around the tops.

Then make sure all hardware and holes placed into posts are sealed very well.

I have a shed on six 4 x 4 PT posts each 4ft in the ground that have held up for over 20 years now.

Its all in the prep baby!



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https://www.boulterplywood.com

I used to stop in when I lived in Charlestown and their shop was near the Schraffts building in Somerville. Looks like they moved.

Guy had all kinds of teak and anything else you need.

if you canít find something call around to local lumber yards and ask for heat treated Poplar.
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
First off what an incredibly gorgeous area, and beautiful fence, man am I jealous. Really nice job with the entire area.

As for cladding those posts, more important than type of wood is how the cladding is treated IMO.
Make certain all edges are sealed tight the cladding is waterproofed then stained and/or painted and the tops of those posts are covered so water flow is directed around the tops.

Then make sure all hardware and holes placed into posts are sealed very well.

I have a shed on six 4 x 4 PT posts each 4ft in the ground that have held up for over 20 years now.

Its all in the prep baby!
super advice!!! Thank you. I will seal em. The posts are high because a want to do a Mr. Miyagi arbor. I already stole this below from his back yard lol




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My dad wrapped his PT posts in cedar about two years ago. He got it all at Menards. I know lumber and availability is crazy right now but Menards used to stock it.
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Originally Posted by 92Crownline View Post
My dad wrapped his PT posts in cedar about two years ago. He got it all at Menards. I know lumber and availability is crazy right now but Menards used to stock it.
hmmm. Thanks for that. Not sure if we have on in NH. Homedepot sucks. So does Lowes. For lumber anyway
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Originally Posted by STEELA View Post
super advice!!! Thank you. I will seal em. The posts are high because a want to do a Mr. Miyagi arbor. I already stole this below from his back yard lol


and use an end sealer... iron woods, etc.
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Cool spot.
Iím with you. Stay away from the plastic, that area is just too nice for it.
Cedar is the call.
Pic when done please.
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Your local lumberyard can order whatever you want. If you have a saw mill nearby, they can make whatever you want. I've done both.
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Watch those pt 4x4's. They have a tendency to twist up like a candy cane as they dry out.
You could have gone solid cedar 4x4 or 6x6 and you'd be done. Not a fan of boxing pt.
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Depending on what your price range is, try to find a dealer for ipe (ee-pay) It makes great decking wood and is long lasting outdoors. Rot and bug resistant. 1 x 6 should be about $2 LF.


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Originally Posted by STEELA View Post
hmmm. Thanks for that. Not sure if we have on in NH. Homedepot sucks. So does Lowes. For lumber anyway
Goosebay Lumber in Chickchester
Wilkins Lumber in Millford, NH
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A real lumber yard will have dimensional cedar.
why didnít you just use cedar posts?
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You sure the box stores donít have 1x cedar? Iím in NC. Both Loweís and HD have cedar 1x4 and 1x6 but itís stocked with the trim
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
First off what an incredibly gorgeous area, and beautiful fence, man am I jealous. Really nice job with the entire area.

As for cladding those posts, more important than type of wood is how the cladding is treated IMO.
Make certain all edges are sealed tight the cladding is waterproofed then stained and/or painted and the tops of those posts are covered so water flow is directed around the tops.

Then make sure all hardware and holes placed into posts are sealed very well.

I have a shed on six 4 x 4 PT posts each 4ft in the ground that have held up for over 20 years now.

Its all in the prep baby!
No, the trick is you bought the PT wood when it was still worth a folk. Not busting on your craftsmanship!
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Originally Posted by outathehouse View Post
Cool spot.
Iím with you. Stay away from the plastic, that area is just too nice for it.
Cedar is the call.
Pic when done please.
absolutely. Going with a box store digless fence to keep that fín heron out. Should look nice with Cedar

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