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Forum topic by AJH posted 04-05-2016 12:11 PM 557 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-05-2016 12:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: gazebo wood salvaged projects safe

Hi, My wife and I are recently demolishing a gazebo that came with our house. We don’t want to throw away the wood and are looking to use it in upcoming projects. My question is what kind of wood is typically used on gazebos and if it can be safely used for interior projects? Are there any uses that I should be wary of or avoid completely? Thank you.

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#1 posted 04-05-2016 02:29 PM

If it is cedar or non treated pine than you can use it anywhere you would like except food (I think).

If it is treated wood however, I would never bring that inside. I have used treated 4×4’s for my workbench legs. But they are covered in plywood now and live in the garage.

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#2 posted 04-05-2016 04:42 PM

If the lumber is green it contains CCA (Chromium Copper Arsenate) and the sawdust is considered HAZMAT. Don’t burn it either.


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