Best wood to use for board form concrete walls


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Old 03-06-19, 01:35 PM
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Best wood to use for board form concrete walls

What type of wood would you guys recommend for board form architectural concrete walls? I was think 1x4 pine, but I thought I'd check before I buy.
 
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Old 03-07-19, 06:06 AM
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It all depends on the texture you want visible in the concrete. I've seen planks, plywood and even silicone mats attached to the forms to create a pattern. With planks you need to pay attention to the board profile and any gaps between them. Some lumber has radiuses on corners which I think is too much texture but if you can get nice, straight square cornered planks then it can look good. Don't forget to coat the forms with a release agent.
 
 

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