Does anyone have plans for have hives with rough cut lumber. I'm assuming that the plans posted here are for planed lumber that is actually only 3/4" thick. Doesn't it mess with the inside dimensions if you use 1" thick wood?
Why do you want to do this? If the time comes when your wife wants to sell your equipment there would be very few folks who would want to buy it because it wouldn't match up w/ standard equipment. Plane your lumber and build your equipment to standard dimensions.
Bees do propolize rough wood more than smooth. To compensate for thicker wood just make your dovetails or rabbet joints the wood thickness. There is enough space in a standard Langstroth for variations of 3/16 inch. There is at least one supplier of 7/8 thick equipment. In poorer countries they build with watever we can find.
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