Any Use For PT Drops as Stickers, or ?

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Forum topic by crank49 posted 06-16-2011 03:34 PM 805 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-16-2011 03:34 PM

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I just built a wood slat fence. I have a lot of pieces left over that are about 5/8” thick X 5 1/2” wide X 24” long. This was pressure treated pine, rough sawn finish. My question is, could I rip 1” strips from this material and use it for stickers ? Would there be staining from the PT chemicals ? I would not use this for good hardwood, like cherry or walnut, just for shop wood like poplar and pine.

Or, does anyone else have a suggestion for what to do with this wood ? It’s not a big deal but I just hate to waste anything. I probably have about 50 to 60 pieces as described above. It is not treated for ground contact, just weather exposure.

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#1 posted 06-16-2011 05:24 PM

You could certainly use it for stickers so long as the wood you use them with would then be considered paint grade; they no doubt would transfer chemicals, even if only a small amount. You could also build planters, chicken coop parts, small roofs for things like satalite dishes, smaller dog houses, lotsa stuff. Anything (except for burning, puh-leeze don’t) is better than the landfill.

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