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sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 5155
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 12 11:01 am    Post subject: On the scrounge Reply with quote    

I was wondering if anyone has a piece of 4x4 untreated wood that they could send me please?

Happy to pay for postage, unless it's some ridiculous amount and then I'll just go and buy some wood.

Thanks.

12Bore



Joined: 15 Jun 2008
Posts: 8764
Location: Paddling in the Mersey
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 12 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have a pile of sawdust, just add PVA and think of it as DIY wood?

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 39222
Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 12 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How big a piece of 4x4? I haven't got any, I'm just trying to narrow down the search.

jema
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Still in Swindon
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 12 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

this is the sort of thing where a street level "wood stash" would be really good. I bet all of us have offcuts that you would just like to see "used".

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 12 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

12Bore.

Sean. I'm wanting to make a bee box and it just say's a bit of 4x4. So I reckon about 6" long?

Chickem



Joined: 27 Mar 2009
Posts: 3798
Location: out in the Fields in sunny Devon
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 12 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Have you got a timber yard/ builders merchant near you?
as they may be able to help with an offcut.
I think it might be cheaper to buy than post anyway

Wentworth



Joined: 19 Mar 2006
Posts: 6968
Location: Asturias, Spain
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 12 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
12Bore.

Sean. I'm wanting to make a bee box and it just say's a bit of 4x4. So I reckon about 6" long?


Could you use a log or driftwood - if it's the sort of bee box I am thinking of, they would do nicely.

Woodburner



Joined: 28 Apr 2006
Posts: 2860
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 12 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Or a lot of bits of bamboo tied together, with something over the top to keep the rain out; an offcut of guttering maybe.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 5155
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 12 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Gawber wrote:
Could you use a log or driftwood - if it's the sort of bee box I am thinking of, they would do nicely.


I've got a big log from a pine we chopped down. It's been laying around in the back garden for about 3 years. Would that be ok to modify?

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 29414
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 12 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

4 what by 4 what? Inches, feet, cm. banananananas?

Units, boy, units!

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 5155
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 12 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick, I figure it's inches. 4 foot or meters would be a hugh bee box.

Wentworth



Joined: 19 Mar 2006
Posts: 6968
Location: Asturias, Spain
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 12 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
Gawber wrote:
Could you use a log or driftwood - if it's the sort of bee box I am thinking of, they would do nicely.


I've got a big log from a pine we chopped down. It's been laying around in the back garden for about 3 years. Would that be ok to modify?


Yep - depends on your design and what you want - any ideas?

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 5155
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 12 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Gawber,

I was just going to go with a square and then put a little roof on, which I think I will do using some of the log with the bark on.

Wentworth



Joined: 19 Mar 2006
Posts: 6968
Location: Asturias, Spain
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 12 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lots of ideas and models here:

http://tinyurl.com/d3ffhkr

goldy1



Joined: 17 Sep 2006
Posts: 729

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 12 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What about something like this ? http://www.arkwildlife.co.uk/Item/Wildlife_Habitats~Pollinating_Bees/BPLO-00/Pollinating_Bee_Log.html

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