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Posted: 5/24/2005 3:58:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/24/2005 3:59:54 PM EDT by jblachly]
I am going to be building a privacy fence here so I can get a dog (among other reasons).

Cedar is slightly more expensive, but it is nice-looking and smells nice as well.

Which holds up better to the humidity and rain we get here in the Southeast?


edited to add: I am actually replacing an existing privacy fence which was apparently built with non-treated lumber because it is really warped. How bad a problem is warpage with treated lumber and cedar?
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 4:00:41 PM EDT
Cyprus
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 5:20:08 PM EDT
treated cypress by far
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 5:23:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Avtomat:
treated cypress by far



Well I don't know if you were being facetious or not, but I didn't know there was treated cypress?
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 5:24:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/24/2005 5:49:37 PM EDT by Pangea]
#1 Cyprus boats were made from this

#2 Cedar fence posts are made from these

#3 White Oak barns are sided with this

#4 Yellow Poplar barns are sided with this too

IMHO

edited to add- Pressure treated woods are only treated to a depth of about .400-.500. If you expose the untreated wood beneath it will rot from the inside out. I think that there is some out now that is treated through and through but is is expensive.

Look for some Cyprus.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 5:28:54 PM EDT
there are 100 year old homes in the keys with cypress roof decking that is in 99% percent condition.

Link Posted: 5/24/2005 5:38:24 PM EDT
Galvanized chain-link fence set in cement.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 5:40:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Galvanized chain-link fence set in cement.



Only if you've got a '74 Plymouth on blocks in the yard too...
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 5:40:45 PM EDT
Cypress is #1. Rot proof, termites won't eat it, it lasts forever. "Heart Pine" (fat wood) is also impervious to everything but fire (goes off like a bomb), but it will drip sap in the heat. Most everything around here is built of pressure treated pine.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 5:41:34 PM EDT
I don't know about treated lumber, but cedar holds up pretty well to humidity. It's used in humidors for cryin' out loud.


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Link Posted: 5/24/2005 5:41:44 PM EDT
I always thought of it as south central and my "lumber" is my own damn business thank you....ok I haven't had any rot since Germany '97......
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 5:44:26 PM EDT
PT lumber holds up extremely well...
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 5:52:27 PM EDT
You could always dress it up with redwood or ceder fence slats.
There is nothing better for a dog fence than chain-link fence.


Originally Posted By DriftPunch:

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Galvanized chain-link fence set in cement.



Only if you've got a '74 Plymouth on blocks in the yard too...

Link Posted: 5/24/2005 6:56:58 PM EDT
PT has a tendency oy warping. If you want to use PT run 3 stringers instead of two. I did not do a chain link fence at my house but did a hurricane fence
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