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Andre commented on Andre's blog post Softwood vs Hardwood for timber
"Thank you for this information Robert. As it turns out, we have decided to wait until next summer to proceed, due to the limited supplies and high prices that are in effect now. When we do proceed we will look for the softwood that is called for in…"
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Robert Hughes commented on Andre's blog post Softwood vs Hardwood for timber
"Oak doesn't glue well with epoxy, something to do with the tannin content I think.  Some hardwoods are difficult to glue well due to their natural oil content, but as long as the surface is properly degreased it can be done.  As an…"
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Andre commented on Andre's blog post Softwood vs Hardwood for timber
"Thank you Ricardo and Ian for your help here. I hadn't even considered the extra weight, but I realize that on a boat this light every extra pound could affect performance. And since the entire boat is held together with epoxy, a strong bond is…"
Apr 9
Ian Bamsey commented on Andre's blog post Softwood vs Hardwood for timber
"Weight is a big factor, but also consider how well epoxy takes to different woods. I found that Douglas Fir takes epoxy very well. It is light and strong. I used some hard wood on my Tiki21 for bits of the deck structure. I have had to replace some…"
Apr 9
Ricardo Aráoz commented on Andre's blog post Softwood vs Hardwood for timber
"I think oak will weight much more than spruce. I would find out the specific weight of both timbers and calculate the weight difference.Durability shouldn't be considered as wood is encapsulated in a Tiki. Strength, spruce is more than…"
Apr 8
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Softwood vs Hardwood for timber

Hello.My son and I are planning on building a Tiki 21 this summer.The study plans for the boat call for soft wood lumber."Timber: Use a fine grained softwood (white or red pine, spruce, Columbian Pineetc.),selecting wood for grain and ‘no knots’. A light weight hardwood, such as a lightmahogany (also called gaboon or occume) can be used."But we have a friend who just sent us this message:"I have 1000 board feet of white oak logs sitting in my yard here and we are going to saw them up. If you…See More
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I am:
A home builder, I want a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
My son and I are planning to build a Tiki 21
Country, City, and State?
Canada, Ontario
About me or us?
I Lived with my wife and young daughter for 5 years on a NaraiMK4.
We sailed it from Toronto to the Bahamas and lived on it for a few years in Florida. Living at a dock in Fort Lauderdale and at anchor in Key West and Sarasota.
Looking to?
Build a boat and go sailing again

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Softwood vs Hardwood for timber

Hello.

My son and I are planning on building a Tiki 21 this summer.

The study plans for the boat call for soft wood lumber.

"Timber: Use a fine grained softwood (white or red pine, spruce, Columbian Pine

etc.),selecting wood for grain and ‘no knots’. A light weight hardwood, such as a light

mahogany (also called gaboon or occume) can be used."

But we have a friend who just sent us this message:

"I have 1000 board feet of white oak logs sitting in my…

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