Types of Pressure-Treated Wood
Using pressure-treated wood for projects like wooden decks and fences will keep your outdoor structures beautiful for years by resisting termites, rot and fungal decay. Few homeowners really understand what pressure-treated wood is and why you should use it, though.
This guide outlines the benefits and uses of different types of pressure-treated wood and helps answer the common question of what is in pressure treated wood that makes it resistant to Mother Nature. You’ll also learn what pressure-treated wood is most commonly used for.
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Some DIYers might have questions such as what is pressure treated wood or how is wood pressure-treated with regard to safety? The preservatives used in treated lumber since 2003 are not harmful in small amounts. To reduce exposure and possible irritation, take simple precautions like wearing gloves or washing hands after handling the lumber. Use eye protection and a dust mask when cutting the wood and, because of the protectants, never burn it.
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