|Forum topic by Luke||posted 404 days ago||907 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
404 days ago
I (through my wife and mother in law) have access to several hundred BF of old Walnut that my wife’s grandfather had milled for him some 50 years ago. A wide variety of lumber ranging from 4/4 to 12/4+ planks. All around 7-9’ long.
I was able to pick through the pile of walnut that had been stored in a trailer for more than a decade. Unfortunately quite a few pieces of the 4/4 stock has succumbed to termites or had signs of termites in them. There are a few boards that felt like styrofoam. It was a bit heart breaking, a good 100+ BF probably destroyed by termite damage.
My question is, there are some boards that had not been touched… I obviously jumped on those, and a few boards that had a hole or two that had been bored in to them. I checked them out, and brought about 60 BF home (Probably 10 percent of the TOTAL pile) I sprayed it with termite killer, and used a foam injector to spray into any holes that were in the wood.
Is it worth it? I’m a bit nervous bringing wood to my HOME that has or had termites in it… Half of the pile is BEAM sized cuts 6×6x96” and bigger… I have a rickety HF bandsaw, and I think I’d be torturing myself trying to re-saw the wood into useable planks for me, any thoughts?