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Old 11-10-2010, 06:45 AM   #1
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Hello everyone,
I want to construct a feature planter box (L6.0 x W0.9 x H1.5) as a feature in my backyard. I have been considering constructing it using a treated pine frame with 90x90 posts concreted into the ground (~300mm) braced with 90x45 cross members. Frame will be lined with blue board inside and out. Inside will be water proofed and outside will be rendred and painted. Will also have some form of drainage. I' m confident I can construct a sturdy frame but am not sure how the water proofed blueboard will perform once the planter box is filled with soil. Does anyone have any advice?

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Ayuh,... By Blue Board,..?? Do you mean the water Resistent drywall,..??

If so,... I doubt it'll last very long,... It's water Resistent, Not water Proof...

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Does "blueboard" = XPS foam board? If so, it is water proof, but will decompose slowly if subjected to freeze/thaw cycles if water is up against it; ice crystals will chew at the surface as the water freezes, and that can penetrate the board, loosening the tiny beads all the way through. Then the board can get water-logged, even though the beads themselves don't have water IN them. This happens when blue foam is used in leaky roofs; I do not know how long it takes, but it happens. Curious: why are you blue boarding?
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have you considered cement board?
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have you considered cement board?
Or Alla board. Oh. Sorry. I thought he worked for the rail road. Never mind. j
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Blue board is a compressed fibre cement product. It comes in sheets of various sizes and thicknesses. I'm thinking 7.5mm fixed to a frame at ~450mm centers
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Blue board appears tob e several different things.
Most comonn one is blue board drywall made to accept a veneer plaster finish.
It also appears to be a cementatious product used for cladding.

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