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Post  dstack 9/18/2013, 11:27 am

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I used raw linseed oil on the boxes, but it cannot be found in any of the stores anymore. I had to order from Sears online.  

I just got the uncompressed wood for my grid. I'll use up what's left of my raw linseed oil, and I really don't want to order anymore. I have some boiled linseed, and glad Sanderson warned me about not using it for the boxes. If you were in my position what would you do? 

Also see my poll question about what YOU did... Wink 

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Post  camprn 9/18/2013, 11:45 am

I use a string grid.

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Post  llama momma 9/18/2013, 12:09 pm

My oldest box is 3 years old, no paint or linseed oil and still in fine condition. 
I use 2" by 12" thick untreated wood and it sits on the ground.  It is protected with a tarp cover in winter and receives as much as 12+ hrs of beating sun in summer.
My grids are plastic covered laundry line upholstry tacked into the wood.  All my boxes are either 8 or 12 inches tall, love em.
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Post  sanderson 9/18/2013, 1:53 pm

Thin strips of flat trim, gently screwed together.  They float over the drip lines, so they can be removed to work with the MM.  Or, folded almost straight for storage.  Hah, like there is a down time in CA.
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Post  Goosegirl 9/18/2013, 6:33 pm

I use yarn or cotton twine for my grids.  I started out with wood grids but they were too hard for me to work around (impatient and a little clutzy) so I use something thin that can be stretched around as needed!

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Post  jimmy cee 9/18/2013, 10:39 pm

I'm taking the liberty to use some space on this thread, you may be interested in what is working great for me..
White clothes line, bricks for weights, keeps the lines tight, can be moved and falls back into position when released.
Heck you could use conch shells stuffed with lead, sand etc.....something heavy from the sea...
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Post  rabbithutch 2/12/2014, 9:28 pm

Although I haven't actually got my beds made yet, I plan to use Raw Linseed Oil for the beds and string for the square.  I can find all the boiled linseed oil I need locally but had not been able to find the raw oil.  I subscribe to Amazon Prime and found a gallon there for $31 and change delivered.  I should have it no later than Monday (and might even get it Friday).  My plan is to crush some charcoal briquets into a fine powder and mix it into the linseed oil thus making a black pigmented coating not unlike paint.  I've read that this is a very good wood preservative and should see the wood in contact with the ground last for 10+ years which means it will outlast me!
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Post  yolos 2/12/2014, 10:31 pm

Rabbithutch - I used raw linseed oil on my beds but never heard about the charcoal.  What does it contribute to the process.
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Post  camprn 2/12/2014, 10:52 pm

Perhaps I am mistaken but charcoal briquettes have petrochemicals in them, no? You may be able to do the same thing with plain, simple wood ash.

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Post  rabbithutch 2/12/2014, 11:18 pm

I cannot find the quote now (of course), but there is a very old recipe calling for mixing charcoal and linseed oil to make a wood preserving paint.  In the quaint language of that quote it says something to the effect that . . . ' no man alive will live to see it rot.'

Found the quote:
"Take boiled linseed oil and stir in it pulverized charcoal to the consistency of paint. Put a coat of this over the timber, and there is not a man that will live to see it rotten." (From "Lee's Priceless Recipes" 1895)

Of course, I will use raw linseed oil.  The boiled stuff has dryers and other additive that make a little more user friendly wrt drying time and viscosity, etc.

Not all charcoal has petrochemicals embedded, camprn; but your word of warning is well taken.
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Post  sanderson 2/13/2014, 1:45 am

As boiled linseed oil is toxic, I imagine the wood, with or with charcoal, could outlive the man!
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Post  bfuder 3/16/2016, 7:53 pm

I use sisal twine for my grids just fo rthe fact that I dont break the slats if I happen to lean on them and the twine is biodegradable.
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