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    Default Cypress Supers?

    I'm in Florida and am presently using commercial grade white pine dado joint supers. The ends of the boards have rough cut open grains. I've sealed the ends with caulking and double or triple coated the ends with exterior enamel paint. Whatever I do, the ends start rotting out, often within a year.

    Does anyone know a Florida one SE source for cypress supers?

    Alternatively, does anyone know how to postpone or stop this rotting? Is obviously coming in from the dado joints or more likely the end cuts of the boards?
    Last edited by BPKeeper; 03-30-2014 at 05:24 PM.

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    Default Re: Cypress Supers?

    Gene Petys in Tampa makes cypress supers, check Craigslist. Do you glue supers together with white glue or Liquid nails? interior or exterior adhesive? I have * year old supers in pine and cypress Gene or I cut.
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    Default Re: Cypress Supers?

    Have you considered paraffin and rosin dipped boxes?

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    Default Re: Cypress Supers?

    Rossman's (gabees.com) in Moultrie,Ga carries them. Own several, love them. Much better than my pineys. Switching by end of summer 100% cypress.
    Searched CL few days ago. Lake city afea I believe had someone also selling.

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    Default Re: Cypress Supers?

    I make my own miter joint hive bodies and never had any issues with them. Kind of like this in the link. No hardware required to assemble either - just glue.

    I use a locking miter joint for my hives. Looks like this:

    Lock-Miters_5F00_lead.jpg
    Last edited by Bee-52; 03-31-2014 at 06:28 AM.

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