Cedar Fence Post
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How to Preserve Cedar Fence Post
The cedar tree is one of the rare tree species at present. Currently only left a small clump in the north of Beirut, Lebanon. Therefore the government of Lebanon has established this tree as one of the plants that are protected. This tree can reach a height of 60 meters and has diameter 2.5 meters in general. The woods of this tree which has gummy fragrant are very hard and durable, so it has a high economic value. In addition, it has a thick cedar wood rod and has a rough surface skin broken out. It has leaves that are green and shaped like a needle. Cedar wood oil has an extremely bitter, and is known to prevent termite and flea. Therefore cedar wood used to make furniture like cabinets and storage crates, and sometimes used as fence posts.
Cedar wood is considered wood sacred by followers of the Gospel so that the use of cedar trees should not be indiscriminate. The furnishing and furniture made of cedar wood can be found only at certain places because the its price is expensive and scarce. In America, cedar woods have been used as cedar fence posts or furniture by the rich people. Benefit of furniture made of cedar wood furniture has higher artistic value since wood has a unique natural motif, more resistant to termites, have fragrant that refreshing rooms. Meanwhile the weakness of the cedar wood as feedstock for furniture or as cedar fence posts, the amount of wood stock is little and must be done the preservation process first. Especially if the cedar wood used for cedar fence posts, should be preserved before use in order to the woods become durable. The use of wooden posts which are not preserved considered uneconomical, because its use could not be long. It is happening because boletus happier to life in humid and wet wood.
Preservation action defined as activities to extend the life of wood either chemically or physically with improve its endure against the insect destroyer, boletus, termites, etc. Termites are insects that live in a colonial. Termite is politically subdivided into three types namely: termite soil, dry wood termites and wood wet termites. Termite soil usually becomes a very serious threat to the construction of the building and equipment made of wood. Therefore you need to protect the raw material of your cedar fence posts you in order to the woods become durable.
Protection for cedar wood can be done by spraying ternitiside substances on land when the building will be erected and preserving wood components. At this time the termitiside materials have been produced in some of trademarks. Be sure that type of termitiside used does not pollute the environment and not harmful the living of other things except termites. Wood preservation can be done using water-soluble preservatives such as tanalith salt and diffusol CB which has been produced widely. Preservatives are commonly made of copper, chrom, and boron. Wood preserved with diffusol CB will change color of the woods so its color become green after dried.
Some kinds of wood preservation method that has been known widely by the public are: soaking, marinade, as well as hot and cold tap vacuum. In areas where there are no press vacuum tools, marinade method is a method of cold heat that most effective. The process of preserving marinade hot and cold are preceded by soaking the woods in hot preservatives (80 degrees celsius up to 113 degrees celsius) so that the air in the pores of the wood will expand. The wood that already soaked by a hot preservative, put it on a cold preservative. The air that have expands, then instigates will constrict and attractive solution of preservatives into wood. Hot and cold marinade process can also be done in one place. Whereas the method of vacuum press is very endeared for commercial purposes, because it is very efficient and effective (entrance preservatives to the wood can more deeply and evenly).