Environmentally benign preservative for (English) oak?

Michael Hagen mhagen at olympus.net
Wed Dec 16 23:00:11 EST 1998


I suppose there are cathedrals which have lasted less. A frame good for
200 years beats my house easily.  Keep it dry and best of luck!

Gnome 11 wrote:
> 
> In article <3677E965.D2370E28 at olympus.net>, Michael Hagen
> <mhagen at olympus.net> writes
> >I've heard thatching is quite an art and pretty durable too. Is that
> >skill still done in your area? Soddys were common on our plains before
> >milled lumber was available but were abandoned as soon as possible. I've
> >wondered how they held up in rain.
> 
> Thatch is common in some parts of the UK, but almostly exclusivly used
> on restoration of old houses. Life is in the order of 20-30 years, I
> think.
> >
> >  You haven't said whether this structure is for humans or animals. A
> >bit of draft and drip isn't a problem with the right frame of mind.
> 
> Either. I hope to put up a frame that will last at least 200 years. The
> skin and roof may need replacing in this time, and the use will possibly
> change as well.
> >
> >Gnome 11 wrote:
> 
> --
> Gnome 11



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