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Forum topic by DonJ posted 03-05-2012 06:20 PM 1038 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-05-2012 06:20 PM

I purchased about 150 bf of walnut a little over a year ago and stickered it until now. I’m dimensioning it now for an upcoming build. I’ve noticed that many of the boards have pen holes from bugs. I’m not sure if they are active or not, as there is little if any sawdust on the boards. In case there are active little critters in the lumber, what should I do before I start my final dimensioning? Or, will the finishing process kill them all off? Secondly, althought the walnut stack was stickered on the floor under my lumber storage area, should I do something to prevent any possible infestation on my other lumber? Thanks, as always.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#1 posted 03-07-2012 12:28 PM

I assume that the holes are only in the sapwood. If that is the case, it might be powderpost beetles. They are bad news. I would get this wood away from the other wood, and I would trim off all the pieces with any evidence of infestation and burn them.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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