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Pepper Lunch
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Fire Pit Cover

Post by Pepper Lunch » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:48 am

Hi,

What is the best type of wood I should buy to build a customized fire pit cover. Going to stain it darker to give it a rustic look. Fire pit is made of stone, circle shape, wood burning. I live in Chesapeake VA and house backs up to woods. Pretty shaded. Looking for easy to cut, build with, and stain as well as hold up to extreme humid climate here. Thanks.

Pepper Lunch
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Re: Fire Pit Cover

Post by Pepper Lunch » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:23 pm

Anyone?

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A. Spruce
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Re: Fire Pit Cover

Post by A. Spruce » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:27 pm

I think I'd be more inclined to have a metal fabrication shop make a copper lid.

As for building something yourself out of wood, it's probably not going to last more than a few years before joints open up or plywood delaminates or other issues arise, so I wouldn't recommend getting too crazy with your design. Keep in mind that wood is heavy, so the larger the lid, the heavier it's going to be, when it gets saturated with water it's going to be even heavier.

Plywood will weather ok if you can keep the edges sealed/concealed from the elements. It will be strong and relatively light weight.
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