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Forum topic by Dreban posted 08-04-2018 03:33 PM 528 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dreban

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08-04-2018 03:33 PM

Howdy,

Anyone have experience making decorative, split firewood? I notice the ridiculously priced decorative firewood online is all made of white Birch. No idea why.

Anyway, I made a beaded face frame fireplace surround and left a lower cabinet open for stacked, decorative, split firewood but my wife is insistant on having it bug-free without the use of chemicals or pesticide.

I’m wondering if I can do a half-arse, “kiln” dried process in her oven to kill all the bugs but am not sure about temp and time.

Thanks!

Oh, should I use white Birch like all the other decorative stuff out there for some reason or is my Hemlock/fir I have fine?


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#1 posted 08-04-2018 05:23 PM

150 degee (F). Hold that temp long enough to get the core of the log(s) to that temp and hold it for twelve hours or longer…

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#2 posted 08-04-2018 08:51 PM

If I did that in my wife’s oven, I would be in serious trouble.

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#3 posted 08-04-2018 09:56 PM

+1 on trouble…

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#4 posted 08-05-2018 02:22 AM

Buy roach powder that is 51% (I think) boric acid, mix with water, wet the wood and let it dry. Completely safe, boric acid is used in toothpaste and other household things. NO bugs.
I use it anywhere and everywhere and have no bugs, even in my firewood shed.

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