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Re: What wood should I used for my 9' pickup truck bed?
James S #1438207 Sat Jan 22 2022 12:44 AM
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Like I said I'm not a woodworker, I thought it would look great but wasn't sure about anything else. I do want to be able to use the bed so I guess the Cedar is out. This is why we ask questions 😃


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Re: What wood should I used for my 9' pickup truck bed?
James S #1438302 Sat Jan 22 2022 06:39 PM
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Check around and I am sure someone who saws wood will trade your cedar for something that would work in your truck bed .


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Re: What wood should I used for my 9' pickup truck bed?
James S #1438590 Mon Jan 24 2022 05:51 PM
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TuT, I like Oak but be sure to soak the ends very well before installing. I'd suggest standing the boards overnight in a pail of something like Sparurethane. Most boards crack from the ends and the "Spar" lets the wood expand some without cracking the finish....after soaking the ends at least 3 coats on the face and your good till your dying days!!!


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Re: What wood should I used for my 9' pickup truck bed?
James S #1444216 Thu Mar 10 2022 08:33 PM
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Didn't read all the replies. I am convinced that composite is the way to go. Lowes has the right widths.

I'll know for sure in a few months when I lay mine in.


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Re: What wood should I used for my 9' pickup truck bed?
Ferris Bueller #1444237 Fri Mar 11 2022 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Ferris Bueller
Didn't read all the replies. I am convinced that composite is the way to go. Lowes has the right widths.

I'll know for sure in a few months when I lay mine in.
I used 5/4 composite deck boards. They have imitation grain on them which appears relatively realistic. They are 5 1/2" wide which is close to being too narrow for the bedstrips to cover the gaps. I cut short spacers out of the same boards to go between the boards at every bolt hole to keep the boards from shifting which could expose gaps at the bedstrips. It worked like a champ.

Re: What wood should I used for my 9' pickup truck bed?
TUTS 59 #1446192 Sun Mar 27 2022 06:55 PM
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tuts 59 Could use hard yellow pine like chevy used,white oak would be durable,black locust,osage orange (hard to work) maybe treated yellow pine but not sure you want to be around it ! However they build decks out of it every day. Red oak is not very rot resistant if out in the weather.

Re: What wood should I used for my 9' pickup truck bed?
James S #1446218 Mon Mar 28 2022 02:04 AM
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Fixite7 has one very dense wood that is well known in my area. boisD'arc (osage orange). My great great Grand Father purchased 3 sections of land in south central Arkansas starting in 1849 and planted boisD'arc for fences. The community became known as BoisD'arc and is known by that name today among locals. It's one of the densest woods in the USA. It's also beautiful wood. Another off the beaten path excellent, dense wood is persimmon, it's in the ebony family. There used to be a mill in Brinkley Arkansas that paid crazy money for persimmon, it was used for golf club heads. That buslness died out years ago but if you can find a source, it's another beautiful, very hard wood that'll last just short of forever.

All that said, if I didn't want to go with a North American exoitic, I'd use white oak or post oak and not look back.

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