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#16 Team_Green OFFLINE  

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Posted June 07, 2013 - 11:43 PM

Find the wood you like.. Then brush or roller on Boiled linseed oil. Let it sit for a day then another coat, Thats the bottom of your decking. Do the rest a few extra times.. If you want you can mix the linseed oil with a solid base stain, helps pull the stain into the wood.  Personally i would do as stated. POR 15 those rusty cross rails and linseed oil and stain the decking. Tossing sand in the stain helps with traction..  If you worried about the PT and the metal put rubber strips down..  



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Posted June 07, 2013 - 11:44 PM

My vote is white oak. But as you've said you can find any local mills to get it. I actually put a "items wanted" ad on Craigslist when I was looking for some.
Paid off, I got a few responses and wound up buying mine from a small mill in PA.

My second choice would be PT pine.

I bought some PT 2x12's at Lowes a few months ago and it was real nice compared to the twisted sister stuff HD was selling. Lowes stuff was darn near dry too.

I'd use 2 x 8's or smaller for trailer decking. Wider stuff will cup and split easier IMO.

Now get your a$$ moving and get it done. How long have you been going to do this ? attachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1370660215.555755.jpg

And for those asking if an oiled trailer deck is slippery, surprisingly it's not. At least on my trailer it isn't. Once I hauled a few loads of firewood, it was fine. Guess if you kept it spotless and well oiled all the time, it might be.

Ken you trailer looks sharp...



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Posted June 08, 2013 - 12:24 AM

Now get your a$$ moving and get it done. How long have you been going to do this ?

 

I knew you'd be along sooner or later to bust me on this and rightfully so I might ad as it's been way to long! :thumbs:  

 

 

Thanks for all the responses guys I've picked up  a number of ideas so far,now if I can get time to get everything done.



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Posted June 08, 2013 - 06:27 AM

On my box trailer I used a sheet of 1/4 diamond plate steel.........

 

On the 6x14, I used 2x10 pressure treated.......lasted good so far (4 years).....When I was talking to a lumber guy about it, he said to use Hemlock, as it really lasts....I cheaped out....lol

 

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Posted June 10, 2013 - 12:59 AM

We've used rough-cut pine 2 by 8s, well, and I mean well, soaked with used oil, top and bottom, with great success. Not slippery, and the local mills will usually let me pick my boards, the tighter the grain the better.

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Posted June 10, 2013 - 08:45 AM

I used PT 2x6 so far so good, one thing I did so wet wood wasn't against the metal frame was to put down foam sill seal, my feeling was it would help dry the area out, so in theory trailer and deck should last longer.sill.jpg


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Posted September 21, 2013 - 07:43 AM

Update!! Well it's been a busy summer and I've not been able to get on here much but I did find time to get the floor replaced,I went with untreated #1 yellow pine from Lowes. I treated them with boiled linseed oil on all sides before being installed.All I can say is man it's good to have my trailer back in action! Thanks to all for the suggestions and advice it's greatly appreciated!

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Posted September 21, 2013 - 07:45 AM

Holy carp! Sunlight can't even fit into that garage!


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Posted September 21, 2013 - 08:47 AM

Holy carp! Sunlight can't even fit into that garage!

:bigrofl:  need I say cleaning the shop is on my to do list? :bigrofl:



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Posted September 21, 2013 - 04:43 PM

:bigrofl: need I say cleaning the shop is on my to do list? :bigrofl:


Not much getting done on that "to do list"
Same thing has been on top for what ? 2 years ?
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Posted September 21, 2013 - 05:13 PM

Update!! Well it's been a busy summer and I've not been able to get on here much but I did find time to get the floor replaced,I went with untreated #1 yellow pine from Lowes. I treated them with boiled linseed oil on all sides before being installed.All I can say is man it's good to have my trailer back in action! Thanks to all for the suggestions and advice it's greatly appreciated!

Holy carp! Sunlight can't even fit into that garage!

:bigrofl: need I say cleaning the shop is on my to do list? :bigrofl:

I was wondering why he drove all the way out to Ken's house to put the decking on...

The decking looks great, sounds like the treatment will last a long time.
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Posted September 21, 2013 - 06:01 PM

Nice job!
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Posted May 13, 2015 - 07:42 PM

Digging another one up from the grave! Anyone ever seen any "carpet fiberboard" like this before? It has the same finish on both sides and is semi-rigid. Came pre-installed on a trailer I recently bought as a textured covering (for grip) over the plywood flooring, and for the life of me, I can't identify what it is (to possibly find a replacement piece in a color I can deal with, as it seems like a decent material - whatever it is - for the job).

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Posted May 13, 2015 - 10:17 PM

I know my choice around here would be rough cut larch(the only deciduous conifer, google it), we use it for wagons on the farm completely untreated, holds up extremely well with no rot.






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