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    Softwood, Where to buy some decent stuff

    Every time I go to "Building Shop" all I see is this second-rate teak, or some other hardwood, that does not suit my purpose. All the 3x1 1/2 is as bent as a dog's back leg.

    Where can I buy some Kiln Dried milled softwood like Radiata Pine or Oregon to so siome simple framing.

    A decent supply of nails would also be interesting to know. Most of the ones I am getting here have rust spots on them.

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    The only straight wood they have here is 2 by 1 inch pine and that is it, if it is for frame plaster board walls then use aluminum.

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    Drives me crazy to, but thats the way it is. Wood here is hard and in many cases a pain in the ass to work with.

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    pine is a hardwood but it is fast growing and a little weak so people comfuse it with being a softwood

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    The only straight wood they have here is 2 by 1 inch pine and that is it, if it is for frame plaster board walls then use aluminum.
    Thanks for the reply, I have worked with Aluminium beofre for framing, and I think 2x1 is a bit light.

    Can you tell me where is an outlet near Rayong ?

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    Pattaya has many, just look for any shop that mainly sells plasterboard, the will also sell the aluminum for making ceilings and wall divisions, it is called C Line, the aluminum that is.

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    Dirty Dog, thanks, I am going to Pattaya tomorrow, so I will have a look. As a follow-up, what do you use to treat the plasterboard to stop it swelling in the humid conditions ? I have seen some examples of the stuff swelling and making the walls look terrible.

    Thanks in Advance

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    Nothing, they only swell up at the bottom due to the floor being mopped too often, nothing you can do about that unless you put some kind of skirting on the bottom.

    Also coming from BKK about 400 meters from the traffic lights at the south Pattaya interesection you will see a single story building about 4 shophouses long on the left side, all that sells is plaster board and c line.

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    Dirty Dog, Thanks. I will go and have a look in the next few days. I am feeling a bit lazy at the moment, and there is no real hurry at the moment.

    I was thinking of coating the exposed sections of the plasterboard with a 2-pack polyester to keep the moisture out. Than and a couple of coats of paint should do the trick.

    That raises another interesting question about the quality of skirting boards here. Sure you can bend them straight, but not a great situation. There does not seem to be too much around with a decent moulding pattern that larger than 2". I wanted to cover up some other shoddy workmanship with something about 3" and a nice fancy moulding like you see in other parts of the world.

    Interesting to get your feedback.

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    2 teakwood shops on the corner of north Pattaya road, both have decorative skirting.

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    Thank you, excellent !!!! I will go there in the next day or so.

    Do you have any idea of the cost per meter ? I need to get about 125 m of the stuff, so it will be quite a bit of cash to pay.

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    70 to 90 baht per meter length if memory serves me correctly.

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