|Forum topic by DustyCellist||posted 08-23-2014 08:22 PM||1225 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
08-23-2014 08:22 PM
I recently built a shop table/lathe stand out of 2×4s with a plywood top. I’m terribly allergic to pine, though, so I sealed all the wood in shellac before assembly.
All was fine for a while, but I went recently to rearrange some benches and to mount a vice on this one, and I’m finding white mold all over it. Of course it’s in a cool and mildly humid basement, but there is no growth on anything else, only on the bench I built. I don’t really think it was in the shellac, because it’s also growing on the ply top. I’ve never experienced anything like this before, and it is startling!
There is plenty of rust around from old toolboxes and such, from my grandparents house which recently was emptied after my grandmother passed away, but I don’t think the mold came with the toolbox or anything of the sort…
Any guesses? Any suggestions?