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Answer On One Hand: Outdated Pressure-Treated Wood Contains ToxinsThe majority of pressure-treated lumber produced before 2004 was made with chromated copper arsenate (CCA), which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 is weight of pressure treated lumber?

approximately 0.024 lbs per cubic inch example: a 4" x 12" x 10' pressure treated beam (note that 10' = 120 inches) 4 x 12 x 120 = 5760 * 0.024 = approx 138 lbs for the beam [Added 11/9/11] Per... Read More »

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 »

How toxic is pressure-treated lumber?

In pressure-treated wood, arsenic is the toxic ingredient of greatest concern, and it can be found in any CCA -- copper, chromate, arsenic -- wood. Burning pressure-treated wood releases dangerous ... Read More »