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    Guys what is the consensus about framing timber.

    I'm going into the next stage of planing on putting some walls up in the shed.

    What timber would people recommend?

    I was thinking about Sawn Cypress F7, 100 x 40 at about $4.40 per L/M

    or I could opt for normal pine. thoughts?

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    Myself , for interior walls I use 70 x 35mm pine . Its heaps strong enough if there is no load carrying capacity required , it gives you strength enough to hold plaster or wall lining , it increases the room area ( O.K. only by 30mmm but every bit counts ) and its cheap if you buy the right grade . If I recall it was abou $2/m from Mitrio last time I bought it .
    I only suggest this for non load bearing walls .
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    For your application which i'm assuming is not loadbearing but just a frame to hold the lining i'd be looking at something like a merch grade pine - f4 the same as they make packing cases from - if you have a source to hand pick the sticks.
    70*35 f5 would do the job or even green hardwood f8.
    The cypress pine is dearer but has the advantage of being termite resistant. The little tackers don't like it whereas they have a field day with radiata pine.
    Peter Clarkson

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    This information is intended to provide general information only.
    It does not purport to be a comprehensive advice.

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    What about galvanised C channels? My shed has a colurbond skin and c channels between the skin and the frame (which is built up from angle iron into trusses).

    I just insert more C channels between the skin and frame, and clad with whatever is cheapest at the time I am cladding that section.
    C channel - good stuff if it suits your needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ausdesign
    For your application which i'm assuming is not loadbearing but just a frame to hold the lining i'd be looking at something like a merch grade pine
    When I was lining the inside of my timber shed and finishing shed I used mech grade pine 90 * 35 which cost only $ 1.25 lmt.

    As I know the guys in the yard they pick the good ones out for me.

    Peter.

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