|Forum topic by millssnell||posted 04-04-2012 02:16 PM||1558 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
04-04-2012 02:16 PM
My wife and I just purchased a home that had a great workshop in the back. 12×20 ft, on a slab of concrete with a brick sill about 1-1.5 feet high. I pulled back some of the 1/8inch wood paneling to find that the studs were COMPLETELY destroyed by termites. So… I am rebuilding the shed from the brick sill up to the roof rafters. (The wood in the rafters and roof had no termite damage).
I have a great wood supplier about 20-25 minutes away, where I buy rough sawn pine. I bought 40- 2×4x12 and probably 40- 3/4 to 1inch think siding boards that range from 6 to 13 inches wide. All of this was 80 dollars- so a seriously good deal for a FULL truck load.
I am seeking some advice on the best way to treat this wood against termite damage. I will probably paint the exterior boards, and I laid treated 2×4’s down on the brick sill. I would love to know how some of the options for prevention of termites that you all have used for sheds, decks, and other outdoor projects. I am especially concerned because although the wood has dried some… it is still on the fresh side. All that said, I am not interested in paying Terminex.
Thanks! Looking forward to some insight.