Landscape posts

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by reksat, May 27, 2011.

  1. reksat

    reksat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ever used landscape post for supporting the fence for the run? They seem to be a little cheaper than 4x4 posts.Just trying to save $ wherever i can.
     
  2. Cpntherfan

    Cpntherfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats an awesome idea
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    They will warp and twist, and rot much faster than treated posts.

    They are cheaper for a reason
     
  4. joneus

    joneus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you mean the ones that HD typically has outside for less than $4? They're about 4"x6"x8' long and pressure treated- right? I've used those all over my property since we moved in 5yrs ago and havent had one rot out yet.
     
  5. romadfox

    romadfox Out Of The Brooder

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    Ceckout my coop on my BYC page. I used raw pine logs and sprayed it down with Thompsons. So far so good :)
     
  6. ky-chicken-farmer

    ky-chicken-farmer Out Of The Brooder

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    ive used them all over the farm and they work great, yeah you might have a few twist or bow but ive had treated 4x4's twist and warp also. In my run i have Cedar corner post that i cut off my property but i use landscape timbers as brace posts for my cedar post. If you have access to some cedar trees cut your own posts. Cedar make awesome, long lasting posts.
     
  7. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    Are they the peeler cores (logs peeled for plywood) that are round with 2 flat sides? If so, pass. Cherry tones are junk.

    Buy one, cry once. Buy the correct materials and you won't be disappointed.
     
  8. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If your concerned about below ground rot, simply soak or paint that end with thompsond or that green ground contact solution like you do with cut ends on all weather wood
     
  9. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We used 4x4s for the corners and landscaping timbers in between. Some have twisted but it's all together and solid as can be.
     
  10. Kudzu

    Kudzu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is one cool coop.
     
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