i have tools to resaw and mill rough lumber up to 12 in. wide. after slicing it into slabs, should i rip it into 12 in. widths as soon as possible or let the rough slabs cure? how should i dry the boards? a: summary: logs should be milled for drying as soon as possible, and the ends should be sealed as soon as they are felled.
set thin, evenly sized strips of wood under both ends of your boards to raise them off of your work surface. when you glue and clamp your boards, excess glue will seep out from the joints. raising the boards will keep your work surface clean.
first, youre stuck with 3/4-in.-thick stock. advanced woodworking calls for a myriad of thicknesses only available in rough-sawn form. second, by flattening dry, rough-sawn wood, youll end up with boards that are perfectly flat, strht and true, which is rare with store-bought boards. it takes an investment to flatten wood, though.
help, my lumber is too short for the project i'm working on? what options do i have for end to end joining? here are three expert opinions on end to end joining, courtesy of our friends at the woodworker's journal. woodworking question"i just ran into a small problem. on my last run to the lumber mill, i got a good deal on a mixed length stack.
coverage is estimated 150 to 200 sq. ft. per gallon for brush coat or 5 to 10 gal. per 1000 board feet for dipping dimensional lumber use wherever wood meets water or soil finished lumber and cut timbers should be dip treated for at least 3 minutes per inch of thickness
dirt on exposed wood is not a good thing, specifically dirt that gets wet regularly, like in our planter. termites, rot, and other unpleasantness happen, and the wood slowly breaks down and falls apart.
i've built a lot of decks with pressure treated lumber. using 2x6 as decking will make it very strong. seconding convex side up. just look at the end of the board for the frown- as opposed to the smile. a round-over bit on a router works nicely for the edges of the boards and the ends.
when i pick up rough cut lumber from various places the end of the boards will be painted. i have seen white paint on walnut boards ends and blue paint on maple board ends. is this paint marking a standard code used in the lumber industry
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cut-n-seal is a water-based brush-on sealer and moisture repellent for cuts and holes in pressure treated wood that exposes untreated wood above ground, on deck boards, railing, post tops, and fence boards. a 946 ml can 1 quart will seal approx. 330 5/4×6 deck board ends or approx. 220 2×6 deck board ends, coated twice.
had 2 wood floor boards replaced that rotted and the rotted boards were cut away from the rest of the boards which were still good, so they were nailed into place matched up with the good boards. now i need to cover the 4 nail heads and then paint the porch next summer. its already painted but these new floor boards arent.
building tips for pressure-treated wood: proper board spacing and sealing end cuts brought to you by wood, naturally lumbers natural beauty makes it an ideal choice for your next deck or outdoor project.
one way is to put a slight radius on the edges of both ends of the boards to form a shadow line or put a piece of veneer between them. what you're aiming to do is create a pattern, and to do this you may even have to make more end joints.
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full-length material allows you to avoid butting boards end to end, which can invite trouble; the ends of boards are more absorbent, slower to dry out and more susceptible to rotting, swelling and splintering. fasteners driven close to the ends also tend to split the wood, making the ends even more vulnerable.
seal the ends of the lumber. the ends of lumber cure faster than the rest of the wood. to ensure that your wood cures evenly, it is best to seal the ends immediately after sawing the logs into lumber. you may coat each end of the wood in a commercial end sealer, paraffin wax, polyurethane shellac, or latex paint.
how to succeed at air-drying lumber. according to the u.s. forest service's forest products laboratory in madison, wisconsin, it takes 1"-thick green boards from 45-60 days to air dry to 15-20 percent moisture content in sunny, temperate, not-too-humid weather. if you live where it's colder and damper, count on more time.
the first step is to picture frame the deck by running boards perpendicular to the end cut of the infill boards. this allows you to cover end cuts, and adds a design element to the project picture frames are also typically in contrasting colors, which add to the overall look of the deck.
first, trim the ends of the boards so they are a uniform length. be especially careful to remove any existing checks, because theyll only increase during the drying process. then, butter the ends with a commercial end-sealer see sources, page 98 . the money you spend on end-sealer will be more than paid back in better quality lumber.
protecting outdoor wood. organisms that discolor or degrade wood need water to survive, and a water-repellent treatment makes it harder for them to grow, as long as it is reapplied to bare wood every year or two. water repellents also stabilize wood somewhat, reducing its tendency to check crack and warp.
cover for ends of lumber boards joining boards end to end 013 - youtube apr 22, 2015 i'm currently building a trestle table and needed to join two boards end to end to make one longer board.
if at all possible, never nail a fascia board near the edge of the end grain. you see this all the time where two boards have been joined on the end of a 1 ½-inch rafter or truss. if perfectly centered, each of the two adjoining board ends gets at most a ¾-inch bearing on the end of the roof truss or rafter.
designed for use above ground, below ground and below the water line, the copper-green 1 gal. wood preservative shields wooden surfaces from the elements and wood-eating insects. the heavy-duty, solvent-based preservative protects new wood and highlights the weathering process and prevents future damage for old wood.
plain-sawn lumber also called flat-sawn comes from the most common method of sawing logs, which produces the widest boards with the least amount of waste. plain-sawn boards have a cathedral-grain effect on their faces and a fairly flat arched pattern on the ends.
cover boards for a plywood deck need to be organized to protect the end grain of the plywood. the inside seam of a flush fitted cover board is particularly vulnerable to leaks, so particular care must be taken over the securing down and sealing of these edges.
if its worth building, it is worth building to last, so here are three tips for working with pressure treated lumber. avoid drying out your boards. when you get your pressure treated lumber youll notice it is heavier than regular lumber. the exact moisture content varies, but pressure treated lumber has a high moisture content
painted furniture: remove wood grain texture to get a smooth finish. this is one of the original cabinets we bought off of crslist from a kitchen that was slated for demolition and complete replacement. we paid $375 for 13 cabinets. if you have not shopped cabinets lately, $375 is approximately how much you would pay for 2 new base cabinets.
an alternative to sanding. a light coat of a 2lb cut of shellac will work great for this. you can also use a solution of glue size. glue size is basically a solution of pva glue and water dilute the glue by about 90% . regardless of which solution you use, give the end grain a good sanding after the sealer dries and youll be ready for your finish.
re: treating cut ends on pt boards mark i use a product called jasco for treating the cuts. i had a pt post check a few years back and when i asked for a new one, i was told that all pt wood should be treated with something. meaning sealing the ends were not sufficient - it all had to be treated with the jasco or painted
our warranty does not cover colour variation; therefore, we suggest and are less expensive than other high-end composite decking products. composite decking datasheet - metsä wood composite decking provides a natural looking surface that is easy to clean and and 8 so that the edge trim can later be sealed at the end.
cut crown-molding ends on opposite sides of the blade for a tight end-to-end joint. to join the halves, clamp the lower one against a flat surface. then clamp the upper piece down and against the bevel on the lower piece.
place the prongs of a nail puller beneath the head of the nails holding the board in place, and apply pressure to the other end of the nail puller to pull them out. step 2 lift the entire length of the board with the cracked section from the deck joists.
defects in wood are natural and appreciated by many woodworkers for the unique character they contribute. however, defects in structural lumber should be kept to a minimum. below, you'll find a list of common defects in lumber. bow. warp on the face of a board from end to end. check
i am using pressure treated lumber the deck has had a solid stain finish for at least 10 years - thus the existing good cedar, most of the deck, will blend in with pressure treated to replace structural railing members 4"x4" and 5'4" decking.
after you stack, then you can cover but be sure to cover only the top of the stacks and never cover the ends or sides. otherwise you would keep the moisture inside the covering but by leaving the sides open, the air can circulate to dry the wood.
second, decorative cuts can be made at the end of each piece of lumber, giving your patio cover a unique, finished appearance. third, an experienced patio cover craftsman can incorporate wood benches, planters and lighting into the design.
its not enough just to prime exterior wood after its all been installed. you have to prime all 6 sides of the wood. that means front, back, both sides, and especially both ends. the end grain of wood is like a sponge. if you dont prime it, you are asking for trouble.