Suitable wood in the UK

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sam1980, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. sam1980

    sam1980 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi we're wondering what wood us suitable to build our coop from? A few woods mentioned I have never herd of here.
     
  2. Irishhenman

    Irishhenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use exterior grade plywood. It is weatherproof if given a coat of weather treatment paint. It is also easy to cut and is pretty cheap too.
     
  3. sam1980

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    Thanks. Would that be marine ply? What about the wood for the frame? Im assuming tantalised is poisonous?
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    If it does not touch the ground, it does not need to be treated. Just build the roof with a slant so water runs off and does not stand. As stated, painting really helps too, but you don’t need to paint the inside. Just the side exposed to the weather.

    I don’t know what chemicals they use to treat that specific wood. The chemicals they are using now are not nearly as nasty as they chemicals they used to use. I personally don’t have a problem using treated wood for posts or any supports that touch the ground, but that is a personal decision. I can’t tell you what to do.
     
  5. sam1980

    sam1980 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I know that they don't chew wood. I just wanted to make sure I didn't use anything harmful to them.
     

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