|There is a common misconception is
that pine boards rot quickly. So I decided to
build a pine shrub cover
in July of 2014 and leave it out in the weather
to see if what they say is true.
cover has been left out year round. Spring,
Summer, Fall and Winter now for 5 years.
No stains or protective coatings were applied.
Upon examanation today July 2019 I can
see that there are no visible signs of rot except
about 1/8 of an inch at the
bottom of the legs.
If the cover was painted or stained there would
even less rot.
So if you were to use this cover for
winter use only.( Dec - March) thats only 4
months of use each year.
It is safe to say that pine covers will last,
unpainted or stained for at least 15 years.
The Shrub Protector is a 24" x 3ft and
retails for $32.99.
This averages out to be $2.19 per year to protect
So in closing pine does rot but it is very