LumberJocks

4x4 cut offs

  • Advertise with us

« back to Wood & Lumber forum

Forum topic by Neodogg posted 904 days ago 1242 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Neodogg's profile

Neodogg

94 posts in 2054 days


904 days ago

I have been collecting treated 4×4’s cut offsranging 2 to 2.5 ft long. I’ve been doing a lot of fencing for the horses. I have over 30 of these cut offs. I don’t really want to burn them, I didn’t know if anyone has a great idea of what to do with them. I was thinking about slicing them up and making some wine racks. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem!


14 replies so far

View Brandon's profile

Brandon

4138 posts in 1578 days


#1 posted 904 days ago

I wouldn’t make anything out of treated lumber that you intend to keep inside the house. Not really sure what you can do with the lumber that size. Maybe use them in the landscaping somehow?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

View DIYaholic's profile

DIYaholic

13269 posts in 1302 days


#2 posted 904 days ago

I was going to say use them in a soldier course to define a planting bed.

Looks like I DID say that!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

View MrRon's profile

MrRon

2790 posts in 1870 days


#3 posted 903 days ago

I’m not sure you have enough wood, but one thought would be to cut them into 2” slices and use them as a flooring material, setting them in a chess board pattern. Factories and shipyards have used this type of construction for floors because of the heavy loads they can handle. If a block is damaged, it can easily be replaced with a new one. The ones used in shipyards were much thicker, 4 to 6” set in a sand bed. Maybe you have an outdoor shed where you could employ this type of floor.

View DamnYankee's profile

DamnYankee

3233 posts in 1189 days


#4 posted 903 days ago

I’ve used some as risers when clamping, weights on glue ups….don’t recommend heavy cutting/shaping/sanding or burning as chemicals used to make them not good to breath.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

View treaterryan's profile

treaterryan

109 posts in 914 days


#5 posted 903 days ago

Do not make wine racks with them. Treated wood is recommended for use in outdoor settings only and I would not recommend burning it as generally, depending on the treatment, it will release arsenic into the air. Treated dimensional lumber contains metals as the active ingredient of the treatment – copper, arsenic, etc. Throw your wood in the trash.

-- Ryan - Bethel Park, PA

View adaughhetee's profile

adaughhetee

101 posts in 1310 days


#6 posted 903 days ago

This might be an option. It would more than likely placed by someones front door outside. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/42655

View BentheViking's profile

BentheViking

1752 posts in 1191 days


#7 posted 903 days ago

planter boxes? garden bench? i’d say look through a couple project books that include outdoor projects and find something there

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

View justinwdemoss's profile

justinwdemoss

146 posts in 1522 days


#8 posted 901 days ago

Whatever you do with them, consider what they might/will do to your cutting tools. Treated lumber requires stainless steel, or galvanized screws to avoid the chemicals eating the fasteners. Your knives and blades are not likely up to the harsh chemical exposure. I have a couple of old saw blades I use just for treated. I hate to waste anything, but with treated shorts, I really just let it go.

-- Justin in Loveland, OH

View Dlow's profile

Dlow

70 posts in 1314 days


#9 posted 901 days ago

birdhouses

View Brandon's profile

Brandon

4138 posts in 1578 days


#10 posted 901 days ago

I wouldn’t want to expose the birds to that crap!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

View PRGDesigns's profile

PRGDesigns

204 posts in 940 days


#11 posted 901 days ago

Lawn Jinga!

-- They call me Mr. Silly

View fuigb's profile

fuigb

179 posts in 1584 days


#12 posted 901 days ago

What Ron said…

Here in Michigan the older auto plants had block floors: one inch of two inch ends of 4×4 for as far as the eye could see. These floors would absorb spills and were not slippery. Fit tight together and held in place with edging they would last a long time.

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

View Bill White's profile

Bill White

3404 posts in 2587 days


#13 posted 901 days ago

Hazmat.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

View Neodogg's profile

Neodogg

94 posts in 2054 days


#14 posted 901 days ago

Lawn Jenga! Fantastic idea there PRGDesign, you might be onto something! The boss has said something about squaring them up and doing some boarder paths or putting them in the woods to stop some of the mud/erosion.

justinwdemoss – I do clean my blades after cutting treated. I’ve got plenty of fasteners for treated wood for all the fencing.

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase