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Forum topic by Greg67 posted 11-30-2016 02:12 AM 617 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-30-2016 02:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood termites farmhouse table

I am building a farm style table for my first house.
I like working with reclaimed wood for the history and patina in it.
I found this wood in my new basement. Exactly the size I wanted.
My question is, do the holes mean termites once existed here? And, can I get away with using it after I plane it, joint it and fill the holes with resin? I’m going to use Polly too.

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#1 posted 11-30-2016 02:30 AM

Doesn’t appear to be termite damage. Likely beetle larvae of some sort, more along the lines of an Asian long horn beetle.

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#2 posted 11-30-2016 12:54 PM

Yes, from a boring beetle. You should be OK. Looks like yellow poplar.

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#3 posted 11-30-2016 03:26 PM

When you found the boards, if there wasn’t any dust or dirt roads that termites make, it’s not from a bug. The hole at the northeast end is square. Have never seen any bug holes with that kind of precision. My 2 sense. ...... Jerry (in Tucson)

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