|Forum topic by Randy_ATX||posted 360 days ago||823 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
360 days ago
I recently obtained about 30bf of old maple that was stored in my grandfathers barn for ~40 years. It has wormholes (which I actually like) however they appear to still be active. I know it has been mentioned here before on how to heat them in a kiln, etc., to kill, but I want to try and take care of this in my garage/driveway. I thought of the following idea and wanted to run it past the community before trying it. In a nut-shell, creating a sealed plastic dome out of heavy duty plastic and setting off a couple of “bug-bomb” foggers. I would tape the ends of the plastic shut. In theory I would think this would kill the critters inside of the wood (4/4 at the thickest). I also wouldn’t think this would harm the wood as I still need to plane it but I sure don’t want to harm the wood or give it a permanent insecticide smell.
Thoughts? Have any of you done something similar?
-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH