How to treat reclaimed wood prior to use it?

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  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Mar 12, 2018
    Do you know what the wood was originally used for? What do you plan to do with it? If pressure treated it probably contains a pesticide that is most commonly used for pressure treating is known as Chromated Copper Arsenate (CAA) – a compound that contains arsenic (rat poison). If you cut it or plane it - be sure to wear protective gloves, mask, eye protection and wash your clothing separately from other things in the house.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 12, 2018
    reclaimed wood could be several answers.Exactly what kind of wood is it?
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Mar 12, 2018
    If not treated, the wood will very likely have tiny pests and possibly mold and mildew. It might have nails, too. The wood needs to be under a shelter where you can spread it out for awhile. It may have to be replaned to reveal the good wood and discard the bad wood. It will need to completely dried out if it has been exposed to the weather. And mold and mildew needs to be treated, as well as termites. I think the usual time before recycled wood should be used is between six and twelve months. Best wishes ☺️
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Mar 13, 2018
    Give them a scrub with dishwasher soap and a good pressure wash treatment