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Old 08-14-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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Hemlock fir for pergola


Is hemlock fir lumber an ok choice for the cross beams of a pergola? The beams will be stained to be protected from the elements, but will it be ok as far as bending and warping? The wood will be notched and then fastened with structural fasteners. This is the second choice after trying pressure treated wood and watching it bend over the course of a week.

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Hemlock fir for pergola

You'll get 5 years out of it.

If you want to do it right use Red Cedar

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