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Author Topic: redwood for supers?  (Read 3318 times)
ronwhite3030
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« on: September 17, 2010, 09:31:16 PM »

I was wondering if anyone has used redwood for supers and what their experience was and if it is alright to use, my uncle gave my father a whole unit of finger jointed, I dont know if the glue that hold the finger joints together is harmful and they are already primed 2"x12"x20'. They were given to him about three years ago and they still looks like new, my father told me today that i could have the unit if I want to build supers and frames and I think its a great idea I just wanted to make sure it was alright to use for the bees also I was curious do frames have to be tapered on their side rails like they are when you purchase them or can I just cut out that step if i make them my own I plan on only running 9 frames in a 10 frame super so there will be more room between frames but maybe it wont be enough room, any information would be helpful
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 09:36:54 PM »

2 x 12?  Can you get them cut down to 1 x 12?  And on running 9 frames, only put 9 frames in a box after they are drawn out.  New frames will have too much bee space and they will start combs in between the frames.   And I think redwood would be fine as boxes.  At least the price is right for the wood. 
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 09:44:33 PM »

i can cut them down but there are groves about 8 grooves in them about a 3/4 inches deep, which i would use that fall off for frames, the wood was supposed to be for a department store and the grooves were intended for shelving but the order was canceled or something, thats why we ended up with it, but yea nothing will go to waste i made a bottom board out of it today, its one of the pretties bottom boards I have ever seen and free.
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 09:49:46 PM »

Red in color or are they painted?
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2010, 09:52:31 PM »

it is redwood but it is primed grey
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2010, 01:14:18 AM »

will it matter much the supers being 9 1/4 instead of 9 5/8, its only an 1/8 inch difference.
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2010, 09:12:05 AM »

Bees will fill a 1/8 inch gap.  Glue it shut tight.  The bee space is too close.   Cut spacer piece to go between the boxes, and glue it to the short box.
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2010, 09:56:32 AM »

built frames and supers out of the redwood, they turned out really nice, I will have to post a couple of pictures
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2010, 03:41:22 AM »

Would love to see pics, especially the frames.
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2010, 11:06:26 PM »

pictures of my foundationless frames and one of the supers I made.








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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2010, 09:04:48 AM »

Very nice frame construction. Ive built some hive bodies etc, but never have dove into the frames themselves..yet. They look great
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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2010, 08:32:22 PM »

Sweet.   Very sweet.   
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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2010, 11:14:39 PM »

Very nice. Wish I had the patience and skill to work wood that well.
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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2010, 02:11:57 PM »

Wow!  Almost to pretty to use!  Great work!
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« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2010, 08:07:38 PM »

The honey they put in the super will be much prettier then the frames, but yea I agree they are pretty.
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« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2010, 09:57:08 PM »

 afro Looking good  Wink
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« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2010, 07:54:35 PM »

Brushy charges .67 for theirs. I'll gladly pay you .70 for yours. Lol. I like them
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« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2010, 08:00:43 PM »

Nicely done!
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« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2010, 11:51:26 PM »

Those units look real nice,don't ever let a cabinet guy build Bee boxes. I've got some black walnut I was thinking of using just kidding the quality of your work is great looks like you have a nice shop there also.
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« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2010, 04:07:29 AM »

where are you from in northern california bellavista?
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