1x6 T & G


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1x6 T & G

Does anyone know of a good place to get 1x6 T & G pine for a good price? Has anyone had any issues with exterior ceiling installations? I plan on installing it this winter and not finish coating it untill next spring..
 
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Your best bet is to call your local lumber yards and ask about pricing.

If it were me, I'd apply the stain [if used] and 1-2 coats of poly/varnish to T&G before installation. Besides saving time - it's a whole lot easier to apply the finish on saw horses as opposed to over your head. The final coat is best applied after installation. having the wood sealed also helps to prevent finger prints and such that would have to be removed before applying the 1st coat.
 
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Around here, Home Depot sells 1x6 T&G. I have no idea if their price is good since I haven't bought any.
 
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2x6x8 is about $5.75 and 2x6x12 is about $8.85 at big orange. Their price can be beat. I buy mine in bulk at a local lumber salvage yard. First quality, just overruns and overstocks. Last bunch of 12' I bought was about $6.00, so as Marksr stated, check around at lumber yards or salvage yards if you have one.
 
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Welcome to the forum! As Marksr said, seal it first, all the way around, so it won't absorb moisture in the air with the outside application.
Be safe, Gary
 
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Be aware that quality varies a lot. It might not be cheaper if you end up with a huge pile of scrap due to warps, cracked T&G etc.

I've been finishing a cabin with pre-finished, end-matched T&G from a wholesaler called Midwest Lumber. The product is called "pyramid peak". Don't know where you are or if your suppliers could get that, but I've been very happy with the quality. With prefinished and end-matching it goes pretty fast and you don't waste much. I get it for about $2 a square foot.
 
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"I get it for about $2 a square foot"

Is that sq foot or linear foot?
 
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Originally Posted by marksr
"I get it for about $2 a square foot"

Is that sq foot or linear foot?
Yes it's a square foot. I've given this lumber yard a lot of business ($40,000?) so maybe he's giving me a good deal. I compared prices a long time ago when I first started doing the paneling and I found this price for the good quality pre-finished material was not that much more than the marginal unfinished T&G and Home Depot etc. And besides, he delivers it right into my cabin.

Also, they sell a lot of this material in this area (NW Wis.) for cabins so he told me he gets a delivery every week.
 
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Thanks for all of your input....Beer 4U2
 
 

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