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Old 07-14-2008, 11:57 AM   #1
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Cedar vs Fir


I am building a new fence and am looking at cedar and fir blanks. Fir is less expensive, any idea around durabiltiy and how it takes stain??

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fir is basicly untreated lumber you frame with(did that make sense??) Cedar has alot of natural decay resistance,,I am SURE cedar would outlast fir 2-3 times over,,,fir will rot pretty darn quickly unless painted ALOT!!!

IF you possibly can,,,select the cedar,,it will help keep your honey-do projects down. (I always HATE replacing things for the 'second' time)

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Fir would work for a fence only if it is properly primed, painted, and maintained. I would strongly advocate for Cedar.
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