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|Thread: Best timber for gates|
Thanks again Mike. I had read the original article but the bit about painting together had passed me by. I think that I am inclined to hang the expense and go for hardwood. Painting together sounds like a good idea if one is the "foreman joiner" but not much fun if one is a member of the "rebellious elements in the shop". In my one-man shop I combine both roles and so could not win.
Thanks for your reply. I don't like treated timber either for just the reasons you give. Iroko looks promising.
I need to replace one single and one double gate that have now rotted away. I have seen pictures on this forum of some lovely gates, some from hardwood and some from softwood. My 1912 edition of Paul Hasluck's "Woodworking" recommends oak but notes that larch is cheaper but must have been felled at the right season. Does that advice still hold good? If I use oak will I need to apply wood preservative? Is anything wrong with using pressure treated softwood?
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