Likes Likes:  0
Needs Pictures Needs Pictures:  0
Picture(s) thanks Picture(s) thanks:  0
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5

    Default Untreated structural pine in Brisbane

    Hi,
    Doing some loft beds in Brisbane and wanting to use untreated pine. Apparently all the Bunnings outlets have removed the majority of sizes from their shelves.

    Contacted Wilson's for a quote but after 2 days following up they didn't get back to me.

    Any other places in Brisbane sell untreated, structural pine in various dimensions?

    Cheers,
    Adam

  2. # ADS
    Google Adsense Advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Posts
    Many





     
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Gympie
    Posts
    182

    Default

    I think Narangba Timbers might.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    used to live in Sydney, now it's Canada
    Age
    65
    Posts
    11,538

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dant View Post
    Hi,
    Doing some loft beds in Brisbane and wanting to use untreated pine. Apparently all the Bunnings outlets have removed the majority of sizes from their shelves.
    Adam

    does it have to be untreated structural pine?
    Could you not make the loft beds using laminated strips ripped from finger jointed pine panels?

    Bunnings, Mitre10, Home Hardware should have suitable panels in stock
    regards from Canada

    ian

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5

    Default

    Thanks Jazzy. Rang them without luck but they told me to try Lindsay Meyers and VSH timbers.

    Ian - I have been told to over-engineer it to a degree as my wife is concerned. I will be attaching to studs though. This is a nice one where you could get away with panels to an extent:

    Build a Loft Bed

    But doing a double for the older boy and a bit more meat wanted.

    Cheers

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    used to live in Sydney, now it's Canada
    Age
    65
    Posts
    11,538

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dant View Post
    Ian - I have been told to over-engineer it to a degree as my wife is concerned. I will be attaching to studs though. This is a nice one where you could get away with panels to an extent:

    Build a Loft Bed

    But doing a double for the older boy and a bit more meat wanted.
    This "over-engineering" business I just don't get.

    That loft bed you linked to is already "over-engineered".
    Primarily it is built from 3/4 "(aka 19 mm) stuff. If you must "over-engineer" to keep SWMBO happy, 22 mm sanded FJ Tassie Oak panels will be more than strong and stiff enough for the task.
    The "Maple" and "pine" referred to are very common woods in North America, but expensive in Brisbane.

    Structurally, the linked loft bed consists of a rectangular ladder frame supported on 2 sides at centres based on the 450 mm (?) stud spacing and at the free end by the ladder. The cross pieces of the "ladder frame" are spaced at 500 mm (20 inch) centres. The bed box then sits on this frame.

    Given that you are in "humid" Brisbane, I suggest that you keep the 4 outside members of the ladder's frame and substitute 100 mm (nominal) Tassie Oak slats spaced at 150 mm centres to support the mattress directly. Doing so will allow the underside of the mattress to breathe.
    regards from Canada

    ian

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    201

    Default

    Adam, I grow Hoop Pine here on my farm and own a small sawmill and can supply you with with untreated pine. Send me an email with what you require. Yes some people prefer the untreated for a variety of reasons including that it how it was used in the past. Bob

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    5

    Default

    Thanks for the feedback Ian. Makes sense to me but in the end with 2 sets of beds for the boys, 1 for the girl and then wall-to-wall cabinets for the media room cost became a factor to me. Rather spend the money in the media room and getting some new toys. Because the option presented by my wife was 2 ikea loft beds and I wasn't down with that.

    Bob - sent an email for future reference.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 22nd Dec 2019, 12:42 PM
  2. Treated Pine Vs Untreated Pine for Structural timber?
    By Reno RSS Feed in forum STRUCTURAL RENOVATION, ROOFING, DEMOLITION, etc
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 24th Jun 2012, 02:30 PM
  3. Treating (with something) untreated pine
    By ben_canberra in forum TIMBER
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 19th Apr 2010, 03:33 PM
  4. Untreated Baltic Pine Weatherboards
    By stan250 in forum TIMBER
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10th Feb 2009, 03:29 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •