|Forum topic by JBrow||posted 05-18-2016 02:06 AM||383 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
05-18-2016 02:06 AM
A few years ago I rescued a large quantity of red oak from being out in the weather at the lumber yard. It has been stickered in 3 sided shed ever since. Recently I noticed what appears to be recent powder post beetle activity. My plan is to un-stack the lumber and spray all sides with either TimBor or BoraCare. TimBor is a borate salt while BoraCare contains a borate salt plus an ethylene glycol additive to aid in surface penetration. After treatment, the lumber will be re-stickered in the shed. The product labels suggest both products are “safe” pesticides, but I am not sure the manufacturers consider milling lumber treated with these products. My questions are not fully answered on the product labels. My questions are:
1) What effect, if any, will TimBor and BoraCare have when a project is built and it is time to apply a finish? I also wonder whether the ethylene glycol additive will adversely interact with oil based finishes.
2) My second question is whether these products are safe in a wood shop during the milling and sanding? If not, what are the hazards?
Any help is greatly appreciated!