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  1. #1
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    Default Bottom boards

    I am looking to buy some quality bottom boards. Would rather they be put together alreasdy but will put together if need be. anyone have any suggestions

  2. #2
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    adair county, kentucky, usa
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    Default Re: Bottom boards

    I go to Lowe's and buy some 1X3s and some #8 hardware cloth and make my own. A bottom board is very simple to make.

  3. #3
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    Indianapolis, IN, USA
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    Default Re: Bottom boards

    I'm exclusively using the IPM screened bottom board shown in the build it yourself section here:

    http://www.beesource.com/build-it-yo...-bottom-board/

    They build up easy, and do the job. The "wood" I use is Trax HDPE lumber, painted to match my various hive colors. Trax is deck material available at any of the big-box home improvement stores. Of course, you could use standard wood for construction.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Bottom boards

    Do you have Amish in your area, I found a gentleman who makes great woodware.

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    Default Re: Bottom boards

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Franklin View Post
    Do you have Amish in your area, I found a gentleman who makes great woodware.
    Great idea, I'm sure you can find one yourself, or talk to one of them and they most likely know of a friend who wants to make a few extra bucks. But really, they are not difficult to make even if you have no carpentry skills, just duplicate one that you already have. John

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    Sullivan, MO
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    Default Re: Bottom boards

    I'm still partial to Carmack Bee Supply. http://www.carmacksupply.com/

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