Is pressure treated wood safe for bird houses ?

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Forum topic by bowtie posted 864 days ago 4185 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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....

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#1 posted 864 days ago

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 864 days ago

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 864 days ago

I wouldn’t use it

-- Ken

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#4 posted 864 days ago

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#5 posted 864 days ago

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) ,

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#6 posted 864 days ago

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

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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