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Re: Bed wood thickness [Re: Hellomrwilson] #740294
Mon Apr 18 2011 04:26 PM
Mon Apr 18 2011 04:26 PM
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Britcon  Offline
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Birch Bay, WA
Well.....won't rot out for a long time ! Surface will mark easily from use, but should be durable. You may have an issue with preservative salts in pine reacting with metal surfaces.

Re: Bed wood thickness [Re: Britcon] #740301
Mon Apr 18 2011 04:42 PM
Mon Apr 18 2011 04:42 PM
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FriedGreenTmater  Offline
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colorado
It would be interesting to have the original factory dimensioning. I suspect the boards were right at an inch thick with grooves to 3/4" at the strips. I put the trex (fake wood, composite) deck boards in my bed and they are 7/8" thick. They fit really tight along the edge strips and almost perfect in the Mar-K front panel.


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Re: Bed wood thickness [Re: Barsteel] #955772
Thu Jul 11 2013 07:59 AM
Thu Jul 11 2013 07:59 AM
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53Cowboy  Offline
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My boards from bedwood and parts seemed thin. Along with having to wait sooooo long for the product.... Wood came fast but the hardware is taking forever.

Last edited by BSCowboy; Fri Jul 12 2013 04:53 PM.
Re: Bed wood thickness [Re: Hellomrwilson] #955807
Thu Jul 11 2013 11:14 AM
Thu Jul 11 2013 11:14 AM
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Warrenton, Oregon
Originally Posted by Hellomrwilson
Looking for responses to using wolmanized pine.

Jerry

dangok for hauling firewood -I guess. Not much more than that. Would go to **** faster than anything else in my mind. And look like **** as well. JMHO


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Re: Bed wood thickness [Re: SW_Radial] #968599
Mon Sep 02 2013 09:33 AM
Mon Sep 02 2013 09:33 AM
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project51Tom  Offline
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Texas
Originally Posted by SW_Radial
treat the end grain of that Oak properly or you will be dissapointed in a short time if your truck sees any amount of water.

Is there a recommended product to use on the board ends as a sealant? I'll be using white oak, just getting started on the cuts. Thanks.

Re: Bed wood thickness [Re: Barsteel] #968618
Mon Sep 02 2013 10:37 AM
Mon Sep 02 2013 10:37 AM
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The key is to sand the end grain smooth/closed... Makes for more even expansion and contraction of the pores/grain. A copper sulfate solution like they dip fence posts in would work but I'd hate to get a sliver with that s#*t on it!


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Re: Bed wood thickness [Re: CASO] #969474
Thu Sep 05 2013 09:12 AM
Thu Sep 05 2013 09:12 AM
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project51Tom  Offline
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Texas
Thanks for the tip, Have sanded the ends thru #320 grit, they seem smooth as glass. Still looking for a clear end grain sealer as I'm afraid copper sulfate would leach into the surface areas.

Re: Bed wood thickness [Re: Barsteel] #969780
Fri Sep 06 2013 03:58 PM
Fri Sep 06 2013 03:58 PM
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Brad Allen  Offline
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Aren't these the factory dimensions for AD's?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/advance-design_parts_co/9689547056/
Dimensions
A. 3/4" (Board Thickness)
B. 1/4"
C. 1/4"
D. 1/2"
E. 1/8"

Re: Bed wood thickness [Re: Brad Allen] #969800
Fri Sep 06 2013 05:37 PM
Fri Sep 06 2013 05:37 PM
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project51Tom  Offline
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Pretty sure that's correct.

Last edited by project51Tom; Fri Sep 06 2013 05:37 PM.
Re: Bed wood thickness [Re: FriedGreenTmater] #971448
Fri Sep 13 2013 04:26 PM
Fri Sep 13 2013 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by FriedGreenTmater
It would be interesting to have the original factory dimensioning. I suspect the boards were right at an inch thick with grooves to 3/4" at the strips. I put the trex (fake wood, composite) deck boards in my bed and they are 7/8" thick. They fit really tight along the edge strips and almost perfect in the Mar-K front panel.

That is what I figured the boards were originally 7/8" originally, but they tell me on here they were 3/4". Lumber use to run bigger than it does now.....

John

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