What is the toxicity of pressure-treated lumber?

Answer On One Hand: Outdated Pressure-Treated Wood Contains ToxinsThe majority of pressure-treated lumber produced before 2004 was made with chromated copper arsenate (CCA), which manufacturers voluntaril... Read More »

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What Are the Dangers of Pressure-Treated Lumber?

Pressure-treated lumber is a chemically-treated wood, capable of standing up to all conditions, such as snow, wind, rain and sun. While the benefits of pressure-treated lumber may be obvious, some ... Read More »

Can pressure-treated lumber be painted?

It is possible to paint or stain lumber that has been pressure treated. It is necessary that you wait until at least two months after the initial pressure treatment to ensure the chemicals have pro... Read More »

Properties of Pressure-Treated Lumber?

Pressure-treated lumber is standard lumber that has been bathed in a chemical, rot-resisting treatment, then subjected to high pressure to inject the treatment deep into the wood's fibers, locking ... Read More »

How much does pressure-treated lumber weigh?

The weight of pressure treated lumber varies based on the dimensions of the boards. A 2-inch-by-4-inch-by-8-inch piece of pressure-treated lumber weighs 17 lbs., while a 2-inch-by-4-inch-by-20-inch... Read More »