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Old 08-24-2010, 02:47 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a chart or know how much PT wood weights per cubic foot? I heard a number around .6 - 1lbs per cubic foot?

Trying to see how much wood i can place on my trailer for a 3 hour drive. thanks

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That number varies greatly.

You’re better off calling your supplier with that question.

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I heard a number around .6 - 1lbs per cubic foot?

Trying to see how much wood i can place on my trailer for a 3 hour drive. thanks
I saw the same cite; it's a misprint. More than 35 PCF is more likely. Fiberglass insulation density is 1.6 PCF.

If you have a scrap of moist PT wood, weigh and measure it. 1728 cu. in. = cu. ft.

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PT is typically around the density of hardwood. Dry oak comes in at about 50 lbs/cubic foot, wet oak at around 65 pcf, and PT varies from 40 to 70 pcf depending on the amount of preservative in the wood, and the moisture content of the wood. But no way is any wood close to the figures you quoted.
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Treated wood seems to vary enormously within one stack. I have picked up 2-by's that weigh at least 50% more than the one before it. I could not see how one got wet and the others did not, as they were all in the same banded bundle. I'd load conservatively. j

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