Results 1 to 20 of 40

Thread: Plywood Supers

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Posts
    1

    Default Plywood Supers

    Does anybody have any thoughts or opinions on using 3/4" exterior grade plywood to construct hive bodies and supers? I have several that have handled well in the short term, but I don't know there long term resistance to delamination, etc.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Lake county, Indiana 46408-4109
    Posts
    3,545

    Default Re: Plywood Supers

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunofabee View Post
    Does anybody have any thoughts or opinions on using 3/4" exterior grade plywood to construct hive bodies and supers?
    Heavy
    Ed, KA9CTT profanity is IGNORANCE made audible
    you can`t fix stupid not even with duct tape

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Moseby, Jutland ,Denmark
    Posts
    51

    Default Re: Plywood Supers

    I use plywood for my nucs ,interior plywood just varnished on the outside, and they seem to hold up quite nice ,plus its cheep (from a dumpster) so ill just make new ones when they rot, and it is often the bottom that do that ,so i just replace that and put on my happy face

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Whittier, CA
    Posts
    363

    Default Re: Plywood Supers

    I have buid some nucs or queen nursery out of free plywood and they do OK.
    Painted and well covered should last few years.
    They hold 4 nucs of 4 frame each.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Sebastopol, Ca.
    Posts
    307

    Default Re: Plywood Supers

    I wouldn't use ply due to the way it'made in China. They don't follow our standards and overdue the toxic chemicals. Those Katrina trailers the gov't purchased is proof of that. Stick to real wood.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Brady, washington
    Posts
    710

    Default Re: Plywood Supers

    As one who has worked in plywood mills I would stay away from using it because of the chemicals used in the glue. nope no way and way to heavy.
    99.99% of questions can be answered by Just reading books.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads