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  1. #1
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    Default Juniper hive bodies

    Does anyone use this wood? I have heard it has excellent rot resistance.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Juniper hive bodies

    It would probably require a special design since about the widest lumber you can find is about 6". Cedar is used however.

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    Default Re: Juniper hive bodies

    use a biscuit and jointer,, and then glue the boards together

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Juniper hive bodies

    Eastern Red Cedar (the tree) is a species of juniper.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juniperus_virginiana

    Lots of it around here. Smaller trees are commonly used for fenceposts, and it does last a long time.
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Juniper hive bodies

    Quote Originally Posted by beegeorge View Post
    use a biscuit and jointer,, and then glue the boards together
    If nothing else, juniper biscuit would be a great name for a bluegrass band

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Juniper hive bodies

    Steves1967,

    Have you considered cypress, wide boards should be a none issue and excellent rot resistance!

    memtb

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Juniper hive bodies

    I don't know much about cypress. I am pretty sure it is mostly in the southeast and I am in the northwest so shipping adds to cost. I am looking to build hive furniture cheaply and on the east side of Oregon juniper is a pest and weed.

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