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Offline Yankee11

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What about cypress?
« on: January 05, 2015, 01:20:13 pm »
Anyone made any hives out of Cypress lumber.

If so, how does it do, and what do I have to do for maintenance? 

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Re: What about cypress?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2015, 01:27:11 pm »
Cypress works well. Old growth lasts many years. New growth rots about as fast as pine, or maybe a bit faster.
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Re: What about cypress?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2015, 01:56:39 pm »
Thanks Iddee, I guess I'll stick with my yellow pine then.

This yellow pine makes some heavy boxes. Painted, should last a long long time.

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Re: What about cypress?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2015, 11:45:20 pm »
i build cypress bee hives and sell them. i recommend either coating them with linseed oil or better yet coat them with spar varnish put several coats on and let air out for a week or two before using them it make a great looking natural box that should last you for years .