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Best woods for mounting

This is a discussion on Best woods for mounting within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Does anyone know which woods are best for mounting? I used cork which seems to ...

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    Does anyone know which woods are best for mounting? I used cork which seems to be working very well. I would like to experiment with some panels as well. I assume that there are "good" woods and woods to avoid. Thanks in advance for your help.

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    The Catt breeder in our area is using cedar roofing shingles for mounts. They are light and weather resistant. I also like to use fresh water drift wood when I can get it.
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    If I use the cedar shingles, do you think that I should soak them in anything to leach out any chemicals?

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    I have been experimenting with Locust and it seems to be fine. The wood is hard and resists rot. They use it for fence posts in this area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rch1dman View Post
    If I use the cedar shingles, do you think that I should soak them in anything to leach out any chemicals?
    It sure wouldn't hurt even though I'm not sure if they are treated with anything.
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    I think that I will experiment with both. Thanks for your help

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    any hard wood would be fine.......(well allmost)
    i use mango,oak,nuts,coconut,olive or any outher hard tree with no raizone.
    good luck

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