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Woodland Toilet

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:13 am
by erithacusrubecula
Hi all
started planning to make a woodland toilet
I've an old piece of ply-wood in the garage and have cut out a suitable hole -
as this will be left out in the open for a long time -
any proposals for wood treatment ?
e.g. Linseed Oil, Boiled Linseed Oil, Teak - cuprinol ? or just leave ?

your opinions would be welcome

many thanks

Re: Woodland Toilet

PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:51 pm
by oldclaypaws
If its interior ply or OSB board they are not designed for exterior use, it'll soon rot and fall apart- a fail while standing on it might be most unfortunate. You need an exterior or marine ply, or a wood that can resist damp such as decking boards, larch, or oak.

Re: Woodland Toilet

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:46 pm
by erithacusrubecula
OK I'll search for some. Had some old ply in the garage and wanted to use it up.Thanks

Re: Woodland Toilet

PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:15 pm
by The Barrowers
We have a hole in the ground and have a large diameter plastic pipe and we set a toilet seat on the top and have a short drop then when full move along and dig another hole. Works well.

Re: Woodland Toilet

PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:30 am
by adamandeve
Not creosote! Oooh! Still feeling the burn.

Re: Woodland Toilet

PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:45 pm
by erithacusrubecula
Hi all
thanks for your comments.
Also thinking about screening; choices are:

natural hedge (from beech, but not much / enough there to make a good hedge,
get some (buy) willow and plant in a figure of 6, not sure it it'll grow on our chalk soil,
make some hurdles - again from beech.

any experiences on these ? would like to hear your thoughts