Wood to use?

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    Krinchley Not so new Member

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    So I'm planning on building some hide boxes and a basking platform for my BD. What would be the best type of wood to use?
     
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    lot's of people use melamine but I build mine out of pine
     
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    I've heard bad things about pine and heat?
     
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    I have enclosures that are over 10years old and never had a problem. I've had more dramas with melamine
     
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    Do you use any sort of sealant?
     
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    I think it's important to say you shouldn't use any wood that has been treated with Chemicals - best to ask in the store if it is locally sourced, as
    all wood from overseas gets treated with some sort of chemical for Quarantine/biosecurity reasons
     
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    Yes I use an exterior varnish stain
     
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    Any particular one?
     
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    Cabot's , teak colour 20190515_183947-1494x1992.jpg
     
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    Do you just use regular pine from the hardware store? What thickness?
    Your tanks look great :)


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    Thanks, the frames are 42mm DAR pine wrapped up in 9mm shiplap which is just tongue and groove pine available at any hardware or timber yard.Finished with a 16x60 mm fascia.
     
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