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Forum topic by bowtie posted 04-15-2012 09:26 PM 6069 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bowtie

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04-15-2012 09:26 PM

I have a lot of scrap pressure treated boards that are just right for birdhouses, but is pressure treated lumber safe for birdhouses?

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com


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ShipWreck

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#1 posted 04-15-2012 09:32 PM

As long as it is not ACQ. Some young birds will peck at anything when momma bird takes to long getting back with fresh vittles. ACQ is nasty stuff for animals and pets.

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#2 posted 04-15-2012 09:45 PM

I don’t think it would safe ,the older CCA has arsenic in the formula. You shouldn’t even use it for vegatable planter boxes.

-- Nat - West Sayville,L.I., NY

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#3 posted 04-15-2012 11:05 PM

I wouldn’t use it

-- Ken

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#4 posted 04-15-2012 11:16 PM

http://www.finegardening.com/design/articles/pressure-treated-wood-in-beds.aspx
NO WORRIES.

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#5 posted 04-15-2012 11:23 PM

I would never use PT lumber or any lead based products on birdhouses and never put any type of finish on the insides .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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#6 posted 04-15-2012 11:44 PM

Thanks for the info, I will try to find another use for this scrap.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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