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Wickes Pressure Treated Deck Boards - 25mm x 120mm x 2.4m - £4 Each @ Wickes - Free C&C
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Wickes Pressure Treated Deck Boards - 25mm x 120mm x 2.4m - £4 Each @ Wickes - Free C&C

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Posted 4th Jul
£4 each for the 2.4m boards seems a fair price here. Obviously you'd use them for decking, but also may be a good price point to use to design and make your own flower beds. We've got 3 large ones made from deck boards in our garden and they look great

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Length: 2400 mm
Thickness: 25 mm
Width: 120 mm
Material: Pine
Colour: Natural
Finish: Planed
Treatment: Pressure Treated
Pack Quantity: 1
Years Guaranteed: 10
Certifications Met: FSC® Certified
Type:Deck Boards
Brand Name: Wickes
Range Description: Timber Decking
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Cheers for this after a few and seems a good price and pretty good reviews on site
Can you make a raised bed from this?
mbiker04/07/2019 13:18

Can you make a raised bed from this?


Yes.
I would advise using a membrane inbetween the timber and the soil though, to prevent the wood being under constant damp conditions.
Stupid question, probably, but are decking boards as strong as the similar sized pine boards?

I assume decking boards have just been cut with grooves, treated for outdoors and not sanded as smoothly? Or are they likely to be a poorer grade of pine, if that's a thing?

I need to repair broken side rails on a bed* and decking boards are the correct width and height and half the price.

*An actual bed for sleeping in, not a raised bed for plants
Edited by: "eastendpark" 4th Jul
I would like to make some shelves out of them for the store room.
cannotthinkofone04/07/2019 13:36

Yes.I would advise using a membrane inbetween the timber and the soil …Yes.I would advise using a membrane inbetween the timber and the soil though, to prevent the wood being under constant damp conditions.


I read somewhere that the membrane between timber and soil can actually trap moisture and make rotting even faster. Is that true?
mbiker04/07/2019 16:22

I read somewhere that the membrane between timber and soil can actually …I read somewhere that the membrane between timber and soil can actually trap moisture and make rotting even faster. Is that true?


There's definitely an opinion to that end, but maybe those that have experienced it, may have used timber that wasn't pressure treated, which this is.

I have two raised beds that have been installed for several years. Both made from pressure treated wood, with a membrane fitted to the inside walls and they've no signs of decay yet.

Leave the base free of membrane to allow maximum drainage.
eastendpark04/07/2019 15:10

Stupid question, probably, but are decking boards as strong as the similar …Stupid question, probably, but are decking boards as strong as the similar sized pine boards?I assume decking boards have just been cut with grooves, treated for outdoors and not sanded as smoothly? Or are they likely to be a poorer grade of pine, if that's a thing?I need to repair broken side rails on a bed* and decking boards are the correct width and height and half the price.*An actual bed for sleeping in, not a raised bed for plants



Timber for your intended use, should be kiln dried and stored in dry conditions at all times.
Decking is usually stored outdoors, so you could hit a problem.

Go to a timber yard or builders merchant, rather than the big DIY shops, as you'll get a better value product for your task.
Edited by: "cannotthinkofone" 4th Jul
Come sit on my deck, he said in a Kiwi accent...
winchman04/07/2019 16:56

Come sit on my deck, he said in a Kiwi accent...


mbiker04/07/2019 16:22

I read somewhere that the membrane between timber and soil can actually …I read somewhere that the membrane between timber and soil can actually trap moisture and make rotting even faster. Is that true?


Put a little bit of gravel between the timber and the membrane to aid drainage so that you don't have wet soil against the wood and they will last for years
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