|Forum topic by Adam Baird||posted 05-17-2016 07:55 PM||518 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
05-17-2016 07:55 PM
I found a large load of white oak on craigslist this weekend. It had been sitting in a shipping yard for a couple months and was soaked from some recent rain and covered in dirt and grime. It was only $200 for about 350BF of 5/4, so I figured it was worth bringing it home and cleaning it up a bit to make it usable.
I got it home and stacked and once I scrubbed off a decent amount of the mess, I discovered evidence of some sort of boring bugs. Again I’ve got roughly 50 planks of 5/4 that are 6-8 inches wide and 10 to 13 feet long. I’d hate to just burn it, but I don’t want to bring it into my house or shop in its current state. Any recommendations as to what I might be able to do to kill the bugs?
I know I need to get the core of the boards up to 130 degrees for about 6 hours, but I don’t have easy access to a kiln and I’m wondering if there are cost effective alternatives.
Thanks for your input!
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