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type of wood for a window side jamb


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08-21-17, 08:07 AM   #1  
type of wood for a window side jamb

My window sill and part of the side jambs are rotted out. I got a 2x8 red cedar to use to replace the sill but what kind of wood for the side jamb? Can I use regular pine? Thanks

 
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08-21-17, 09:47 AM   #2  
What kind of wood is usually determined by availability for me. Untreated yellow pine could be a good side jamb.

When painting your repairs I'd start with a stain blocking oil based primer to prevent sap or wood tannins from soaking through.

 
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08-21-17, 10:34 AM   #3  
Thanks Pilot, I checked and I can get it here. It says it has to completely dry before painting, how long does that take?

 
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08-21-17, 11:51 AM   #4  
Poplar or pine for jambs. Depending on whether it needs to be painted or stained.

 
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08-21-17, 02:14 PM   #5  
I can get it here. It says it has to completely dry before painting, how long does that take?
Depends on the wood. Has it been kiln dried? air dried or is it pressure treated.


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08-21-17, 05:13 PM   #6  
Marksr It is pressure treated..

 
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08-22-17, 02:55 AM   #7  
PT wood needs to dry out before you can successfully paint it. How long that takes depends both on how wet it was when nailed up and the environment it's exposed to. Usually that time frame is between 6 weeks and 6 months. Sorry I am unable to be more specific than that but that is the nature of pressure treated wood.


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