YARD CART - chip board failing!
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  Re: RE: YARD CART - chip board failing! by Snipe Hunter (5/4 pressure treated...)
(03-27-2019, 06:33 PM)Snipe Hunter Wrote: 5/4 pressure treated decking

this.  thicker than ply so takes more damage and less likely to warp.  It has gaps for drainage, and you can screw hardware to it. 

easier to transport and handle and process into the dimensions you need
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  Re: RE: YARD CART - chip board failing! by goaliedad (MDO plywood. Menards...)
(03-28-2019, 12:12 PM)goaliedad Wrote: MDO plywood. Menards sells it here. Give it a good coat of paint. Or 5/4 deck boards.

Unfortunately most of the US isn't fortunate enough to have a Menards yet.... I was in Mentor,oh last week and they are finally almost done with their new Menards right next to Home Depot or soon to be former home depot.... Course that region has a serious lack of home improvement stores so depot might last a few days... I wish they were open as I am always doing projects while there. 

   As for material I'll also go with the 5/4 decking. Cheap strong etc... Treat it with a good coat of used motor oil and it'll be good to go. Wood trailer decks are treated with used motor oil as it works better than anything you can buy.
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  Re: RE: YARD CART - chip board failing! by Robert Adams ([quote='goaliedad' p...)
(03-28-2019, 08:42 PM)Robert Adams Wrote:  Wood trailer decks are treated with used motor oil as it works better than anything you can buy.

Interesting.  I need to replace the plywood deck on my little trailer.  Im thinking of sleepers bolted to the frame and then screwing decking down to the sleepers.  I will have to remember the motor oil treatment.
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  Re: RE: YARD CART - chip board failing! by Robert Adams ([quote='goaliedad' p...)
(03-28-2019, 08:42 PM)Robert Adams Wrote: ... Treat it with a good coat of used motor oil and it'll be good to go. Wood trailer decks are treated with used motor oil as it works better than anything you can buy.

Should one wait until the treated lumber dries out a bit before oiling?  Ever have any trouble with oil getting on stuff loaded in the trailer/cart?
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  Re: YARD CART - chip board failing! by varkpilot (I'm surprised it has...)
I've done the used motor oil treatment to both my flatbed trailers.

Pick a hot sunny day, park it in full sun and put a generous coat on.

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  Re: YARD CART - chip board failing! by varkpilot (I'm surprised it has...)
And find a spot where the dripping won't kill the grass.
Yes, wait a few months till the treated lumber dries out.
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  Re: YARD CART - chip board failing! by varkpilot (I'm surprised it has...)
I had some scrap T1-11 siding I used to rebuild mine.  It is good enough for a cart.  If I get 5 years, I am happy.  I will just find some more scrap something then too.
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  Re: YARD CART - chip board failing! by varkpilot (I'm surprised it has...)
If you were wanting pvc like in your original post, try composite decking. Should work unless you are dropping boulders on it in cold weather. Roly
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  Re: YARD CART - chip board failing! by varkpilot (I'm surprised it has...)
I received a rubbermaid garden cart about 20 years ago as a gift. Used and abused it hard. Just as good as the day I bought it. I was concerned about the plastic box, but would highly recomend them if you can find one used or new. Have never had to do anything to it. Just another option.
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  Re: YARD CART - chip board failing! by varkpilot (I'm surprised it has...)
I put a pressure treated deck and sides and on my utility trailer about 16 years ago. I've never treated them and it sits outside. From the looks, they'll go another 16 years. The deck is 2x8s and the sides are the 1" (5/4 nom) decking boards.
 
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