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Old 02-18-2009, 12:07 PM   #1
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Are redwood 2x4's acceptable to use as a floorplate when framing a concrete basement?

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i think so.

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yes you can. It is naturally resistant to rot and is what a pressure treated lumber is trying to imitate. Just not as commonly used today because of the high cost compared to yellow pine.
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Are redwood 2x4's acceptable to use as a floorplate when framing a concrete basement?

How bout I trade you some pressure treated 2x4's for your redwwod 2x's.
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Agreed, you can use redwood for mudsills and bottom plates, as it is decay resistant and insect resistant (source: IRC section 319). You're likely going to get some strange looks from most people for "wasting" good redwood that way.
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I am using redwood because that is what I saw my dad using 10 years ago to finish his basement other than that there is no reason. For studs I am using some 2x4's that I get when I recieve a shipment of goods at work. The shipper nails the 8' boards to the floor of the trailer. I just pull the nails and put them in my truck to use on my basement. Most are straiter than you can get at HD. I figure I have saved the money on them to spend the money on the RW. The boards on the floor of the trailer are to hold the pallets steady. I am not stealing anything from my employer
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There's absolutely no advantage or disadvantage to using redwood besides the excessive cost. If it makes you feel better then go right ahead!
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For studs I am using some 2x4's that I get when I recieve a shipment of goods at work. The shipper nails the 8' boards to the floor of the trailer. I just pull the nails
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I agree with the sentiments noted above,...
Seems like a Waste of Redwood,..
'course being a Northeaster,... I don't see much of it,...

If you're Buying it,... I'd go for the P/T stuff instead myself...

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