How to Dispose of Pressure-Treated Wood in California

pressure treated wood

Are you wondering how to dispose of pressure-treated wood in California? You’re in the right place! In this article, we discuss where and how to dispose of your treated lumber in California.  In California, treated lumber is toxic waste. As such, treated lumber is regulated by the Department of Toxic Substances Control. To dispose of treated lumber in California, you …

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What is Pressure Treated Wood used For?

what is pressure treated wood used for

Pressure-treated wood is a marvel of modern construction. But what is treated wood used for? Is pressure-treated wood good for everything? These are the questions we answer in today’s discussion.  Pressure-treated wood is used for outdoor construction, where the wood will come into contact with moisture. Sometimes, pressure-treated wood is used when contacting cement, as moisture wicks through concrete pores.  Pressure-treated wood …

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When is Pressure Treated Wood Ready to Paint?

painting pressure treated wood

Are you wondering if your pressure-treated wood is ready to paint? How long should you wait before it’s ready? In this article, I’ll cover everything from when you should and shouldn’t paint pressure-treated lumber.  Pressure-treated wood needs to be dry before painting. To determine if your treated wood is paintable, drop some water on the surface of the board. If the water …

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How to Build an Outdoor Arbor Swing

DIY Outdoor Arbor Swing

Are you looking for a way to improve the quality of your outdoor living experience? Building an Outdoor Arbor Swing for your backyard could help solve the problem. In this tutorial, I created a step-by-step plan on how to built it using basic tools. You also might be interested in other DIY projects that I’ve built such as DIY Garden …

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When Should I Use Oil-Based Primer vs. Water-Based Primer?

Oil based Primer vs Water based primer

Have you ever wondered if you should use oil-based or water-based paint primer? In this article, I will go over the important differences between these two primers.  Oil-based primer is typically used for projects that require a tight seal. Water-based primer works well for indoor areas that are less likely to contact water. Oil-based paint off-gases more VOCs than water-based …

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Is Plywood Stronger than Solid Wood?

Strength of plywood vs solid wood

If you’re embarking on a new project, you may be wondering about the strength of plywood vs. solid wood. This question is important, as the safety and longevity of your project depend on quality wood. When comparing equally thick plywood vs. equally thick solid wood, plywood is stronger against bending forces. However, you must take into account the type and quality of …

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