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Post  blackcat54 on 1/4/2014, 12:51 pm

Mel mentions Linseed Oil as a wood sealer. 

What do you use?

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Post  yolos on 1/4/2014, 2:06 pm

Pure raw linseed oil.  Don't know if it does any good because the beds are only 2 years old.
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Post  camprn on 1/4/2014, 5:07 pm

blackcat54 wrote:Mel mentions Linseed Oil as a wood sealer. 

What do you use?

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If you use the boiled linseed oil I suggest painting it on the lumber before construction and do all sides and the ends.

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Post  blackcat54 on 1/4/2014, 5:17 pm

I read that the boiled linseed oil has toxic drying agents added to it. Raw linseed oil omits the additives.

There is a formula on the net that calls for paraffin, turpentine, and linseed oil. I like the sound of that.
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Post  camprn on 1/4/2014, 5:22 pm

You could go for a food grade linseed oil and wax mix.
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That's about all the info I can give as I simply don't use treated wood. Simple untreated pine lasts about 5 years in my neck of the woods.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 1/4/2014, 6:28 pm

I don't use anything on my different kinds of one and two yr old lumber.

Five of my boxes are made of kitchen cupboards turned onto their backs. I used to know what they are made of but can't remember. All I know is that they've served me well and are beginning to come apart after 2 yrs. I may get one more year out of them.

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Post  sanderson on 1/4/2014, 7:25 pm

BC, Turpentine? Think food grade stuff if you want to coat your boxes. Raw linseed oil and beeswax sounds okay. But maybe hold back the turpentine!  Very Happy 
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