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13 years 11 months ago #13469 by reggit
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This is a long shot but...if anyone in the greater Waikato area has any cedar offcuts suitable for cladding the hut area of a chook ark (eg weatherboard offcuts, old shingles etc) that they don't want, I can give them a good home!

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13 years 11 months ago #207689 by hilldweller
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Sounds like a very flash ark you're building there :) Can we see pics when it's done?

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13 years 11 months ago #207701 by max2
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"apparently" our cladding is turning up on Monday Tigger (you will be surprised no doubt as equally as I was to learn of this) however I won't know what is left over or not, and suspect whatever is, will be channelled down the "donation fund" anyhow....

(and we are probably too far away..).

(sorry people I am rambling again, but Tigger will know what I mean, I think).

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13 years 11 months ago #207710 by reggit
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Any offcuts under 1m are good, swaggie - but what wood is your place being clad in? Not cedar, I wouldn't have thought...

HD this is for the two 'garden' chooks, so a bit flasher than the paddock arks! I'm after cedar if I can as it weathers well and can be oiled...guy in Waitakere selling some on trademe that would be ideal but too far away...

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13 years 11 months ago #207714 by hilldweller
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tigger;181533 wrote:

HD this is for the two 'garden' chooks, so a bit flasher than the paddock arks!

You mean you're having upper-class and lower-class chooks? LOL[;)] Better be careful you don't end up with a revolution on your hands :D

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13 years 11 months ago #207718 by reggit
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"All chooks are equal, but some chooks are more equal than others" [}:)]

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13 years 11 months ago #207721 by hilldweller
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You know how that ended, don't you? :D

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13 years 11 months ago #207723 by reggit
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Yep. But I have already established a benign dictatorship over the whole State of Tiggerland and taken control of communications and means of transport, so one group won't even know that the other group exists hehehehehehe [;)] More like the Truman Show than Animal Farm, really.

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13 years 11 months ago #207732 by max2
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tigger;181533 wrote: Any offcuts under 1m are good, swaggie - but what wood is your place being clad in? Not cedar, I wouldn't have thought...

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I'm having "proper" weatherboard at our place Tigger, with boxed and scribed corners no less, no gal corners in sight.....

We have standards you know and if it ain't good enough for your chooks, then blow bubbles and may your yokes be pale!

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D [;)]

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13 years 11 months ago #207734 by reggit
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So by 'proper' do you mean cedar? :D I have absolutely no idea what weatherboards are made of now - pine?

Regardless, if it is a timber I can oil rather than paint, I bags any offcuts under a metre [;)] there will be a bottle of wine in it for whomever secures them for me [}:)]

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13 years 11 months ago #207737 by Simkin
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Hi Tigger,
you can oil treated pine for instance. We had cut down a huge himalayan cedar about 12 years ago and - as the wood is said to be durable, we used the biggest pieces as chopping blocks. They are long gone - rotten through and through. If you want cedar to last you need to keep it painted and out of the weather. And NEVER in contact with the ground. Also you'll end up with a very heavy chicken ark.

We will build a couple of new chook arks (OH has been told but I don't think it has sunk in yet) because the first ones we built from untreated macrocarpa are rotting and far too heavy to move. We'll use treated plywood, 7mm thickness.

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13 years 11 months ago #207738 by reggit
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Hubby says weatherboard now comes prepainted (undercoated?) unless you request it otherwise...:(

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13 years 11 months ago #207741 by max2
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tigger;181564 wrote: Hubby says weatherboard now comes prepainted (undercoated?) unless you request it otherwise...:(


Yep, that is what I am reading too Tigger on the original quoting form. A bonus for us, but perhaps not for you?

(hope you realised the previous was all in good jest!).[;)] :)

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13 years 11 months ago #207755 by Pumpkingirl
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tigger;181564 wrote: Hubby says weatherboard now comes prepainted (undercoated?) unless you request it otherwise...:(


Unless you go the cheaper route (!) and buy direct from the sawmill. I did this and got nothing pre-painted (which was sad for me, as I had to paint it), and it was much cheaper.

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