Reclaimed Lumber, Termites Included

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Scored some great old wood over the weekend, or so I thought. Bought some at a resale shop and picked some up from a late aunt’s house, where the old garage/shed was knocked over. I tried to pick good wood, but found that two of my pieces have termites. Any ideas on how to kill the hidden ones?

Most of the wood seems clean, just two pieces. If I have to, I’ll cut them up and use what’s not infested.

Keith "Shin" Schindler

BBQ comes to mind. And pretty soon.


Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.

Put it in a kiln at 180F°

Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

I don’t know if it will work on termites, but several years ago I bought a bookcase that had been shipped in from England. It sat in the garage overnight and the next day I discovered woodworms as there were piles of sawdust on the floor. I sprayed it liberally with WD40 and wiped it down. Am still using it today with no further signs of worms.

Are you sure its termites and not powderpost beetle, I had the same problem but could not find any trace of insects other than the powder they left behind. in any case this website might be of help.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

I’m with the BBQ idea. Or campfire. Whichever is more convenient.

Losing fingers since 1969

Oh whats everyone drinking ill bring drinks.

Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

Tinnman65. They are termites, as I saw them. BBQ, I like BBQ’s. Hmmmmm. :-)

Keith "Shin" Schindler