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xx   WOOD

Tip on finishing wood treated with PEG (polyethylene glycol).
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #46 Aug 1995 pg. 14

How to prevent wood decay in new construction, outdoor projects and existing construction.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1978 (v.56#8) pg. 174

Tip on using a piece of perforated copper pipe to allow an annual application of wood preservative between a wooden post and a concrete-filled posthole.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jun 1998 (v.21#9) pg. 12

Using pressure-treated wood in the construction of house foundations.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1981 (v.4#11) pg. 19

A look at PEG-1000 (polyethylene glycol). What it is, how it works, applications, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1988 (v.11#5) pg. 52

Under pressure. Fact and fallacies surrounding pressure-treated wood.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1989 (v.12#9) pg. 43
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1989 (v.12#11) pg. 5

Guide to preservative-treated wood.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #279 May-Jun 1987 (v.37#5) pg. 94

Wood preservatives. How and why to use them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #296 Mar 1989 (v.39#3) pg. 50

Defeating wood decay. Selection and use of pressure-treated wood discussed.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #300 Jul-Aug 1989 (v.39#7) pg. 20

Cause and prevention of wood rot in houses.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #361 Sep 1995 (v.45#8) pg. 22

Pressure-treated wood. How to properly select and use pressure-treated wood to prevent rot.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #366 Mar 1996 (v.46#3) pg. 22

Selecting preservative-treated wood for various applications.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #386 Mar 1998 (v.48#3) pg. 90

Cautions on using untreated wood, or wood treated with creosote, in the home landscape.
FINE GARDENING #18 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 14

Pressure-treated lumber for garden construction. An explanation of variations in lumber, preservatives and treatment methods. Safety cautions, fastening and painting tips included.
FINE GARDENING #18 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 68

Pressure-treated poles. Pole sizes, preservatives, and tips on building with poles.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #15 Jun-Jul 1983 pg. 37

Tip on applying liquid wood preservatives (such as penta or chromated copper arsenate) to minimize spillage on skin, clothing, or the surrounding area.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #17 Oct-Nov 1983 pg. 16

Tip on when and how to apply extra wood preservative to pressure-treated lumber.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #55 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 18

Advice on use of gloves and dust masks when handling and cutting commercially available pressure-treated wood.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #56 Oct-Nov 1989 pg. 14

Tips on sealing creosote-treated wooden timbers located indoors in order to reduce the odor and emissions.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #62 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 18

Preservative-treated wood. An overview of the various treatments, health concerns, etc.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #63 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 61
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #68 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 4

Decay resistance of various wood species in exterior applications are noted.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #69 Aug-Sep 1991 pg. 16

Wood-destroying fungi. Information on identifying the various types and what they mean to remodelers.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #72 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 64

Tip on drying wood shingles that have been hand-dipped in preservative.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #111 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 30

PEG for the woodworker. What you always wanted to know about polyethylene glycol-1000. How it is used and tips on building your own soaking vat.
FINE WOODWORKING #19 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 68
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #22 May-Jun 1980 pg. 4

Make an inexpensive heated unit for impregnating green wood with PEG.
FINE WOODWORKING #49 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 12

Use of PEG (polyethylene glycol) as a stabilizer/finish for wooden goblets is discussed.
FINE WOODWORKING #73 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 14

Tip on removing the dark stain left in PEG (polyethylene glycol) solutions which have been used to treat black walnut.
FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 20

Tank for heating PEG is made from a salvaged electric hot water heater.
FINE WOODWORKING #78 Sep-Oct 1989 pg. 10

Advice on preserving the wooden carriage of a memorial cannon which is outdoors and constantly exposed to weather.
FINE WOODWORKING #92 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 28

Tips on treating a large cross section of a log with PEG-1000 in an effort to prevent splitting.
FINE WOODWORKING #123 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 20

What you should know about using wood preservatives to protect wood from rot and termites.
HANDY ANDY Apr 1980 (v.4#7) pg. 66

How to choose and use pressure-treated lumber.
HOMEOWNER May 1986 (v.11#4) pg. 42

Does pressure-treated wood belong in the garden? A guide to what's bad about it and information on a safer preservative.
KITCHEN GARDEN #15 Jun-Jul 1998 pg. 55

Recycling old motor oil. Tips include fire starter, coating roads and driveways, using as a herbicide, wood preservative, wood stain, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #634 Mar 1981 (v.77) pg. 32
Added Info MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #637 Jun 1981 (v.77) pg. 12

Wood vs. weather. How to keep wood fences and decks from being damaged by weather. Includes recipe for making your own wood preservative.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1982 (v.3#3) pg. 72

Low-toxicity do-it-yourself wood preservatives. A review of the safest preservatives you can apply yourself.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1984 (v.5#6) pg. 64

How to detect and defeat rot in wooden house timbers. Part 1. A look at the various fungi and the conditions they cause, at conditions that breed rot, and how to keep water out of houses.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1974 (v.2#10) pg. 6

How to detect and defeat rot in wooden house timbers. Part 2. How to locate and correct common sources of rot and the use of pentachlorophenol to correct decay conditions.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1974 (v.2#11) pg. 1

Applying wood preservatives. How to apply water-repellent preservative solutions to both new and previously painted wood.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1978 (v.6#8) pg. 90

How to keep wood from rotting. Wood preservatives, water repellents, rot-resistant species, and the importance of good design.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1983 (v.11#10) pg. 225

Wood Woes. (1) Problems with keeping paint on yellow pine explored. (2) Thirteen tips for successes with treated wood.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1986 (v.14#7) pg. 325
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1986 (v.14#9) pg. 412, 414
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1986 (v.14#10) pg. 458

Beyond decks. Using pressure treated wood on a historic house. A guide to selecting materials, picking stock, installing treated wood and the tricks to painting pressure treated wood.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1996 (v.24#5) pg. 53

Tip on using epoxy consolidate to prevent deterioration in exterior wood that comes in contact with the soil.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1997 (v.25#2) pg. 18

Caution: Treated wood. The possible hazards from using treated wood in greenhouses and other indoor locations are discussed.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1982 (v.29#1) pg. 106

How to avoid the dangers of wood preservatives when working with pressure-treated wood.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1985 (v.32#1) pg. 83
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1985 (v.32#6) pg. 6
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1985 (v.32#9) pg. 8

A discussion of the hazards of "pressure-treated" lumber that uses CCA (chromated copper arsenate) to destroy fungi and insects. Includes a recipe for a nontoxic wood preservative, developed by the USDA's Forest Products Laboratory, that protects wood for 20 years.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1992 (v.39#6) pg. 8
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1992 (v.39#8) pg. 10

Advice for gardeners on the toxicity of treated wood.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1994 (v.41#1) pg. 71
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1994 (v.41#4) pg. 8
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1994 (v.41#8) pg. 10

A faster way to treat lumber with wood preservative is to immerse it. How to make an immersion "vat" from aluminum gutter.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1984 (v.161#4) pg. 170

How preservative-treated lumber is made and some tips on its use in outdoor projects.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1976 (v.208#4) pg. 88

Wood preservatives. What is available in newer, "safer" preservatives and how to use them correctly.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1985 (v.226#4) pg. 102

Tips on minimizing your risk when using wood treated with CCA (chromated copper arsenate).
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1988 (v.232#3) pg. 90
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1988 (v.233#1) pg. 8

Tips on painting pressure-treated wood.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER May-Jun 1988 (v.3#5) pg. 14

Borate-treated wood. A look at what's available and safety precautions in its use.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1989 (v.4#7) pg. 22

PEG (polyethylene glycol), the miracle treatment that turns green wood into usable workshop material. How it works and tips on using PEG.
WOOD MAGAZINE #9 Feb 1986 (v.3#1) pg. 46

Pressure-treated wood. What you need to know when selecting and using wood treated with chromated copper arsenate (CCA).
WOOD MAGAZINE #30 Aug 1989 (v.6#4) pg. 46

Working with acrylic-impregnated wood. A description of what the stabilization process does to the wood and some tips on cutting and finishing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #49 Jan 1992 (v.9#1) pg. 50

Health hazards of wood additives.
WOODENBOAT #59 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 111

Tips on protecting a wooden centerboard trunk from fouling and damage by shipworms.
WOODENBOAT #80 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 85

Stabilizing and preserving wood using linseed oil, polyethylene glycol or epoxy fill.
WOODENBOAT #82 May-Jun 1988 pg. 117

Tip on using PEG (polyethylene glycol) to preserve wood.
WOODENBOAT #116 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 101

Information on moisture and rot in wooden boats. Advice on use of sealers designed to control "dry rot".
WOODENBOAT #126 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 109

Wood durability. Includes a chart of estimated service life for 18 woods exposed to water above ground.
WOODENBOAT #135 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 105
Added Info WOODENBOAT #136 May-Jun 1997 pg. 9

Simple principles to prevent wood decay.
WOODENBOAT #137 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 113

Improving the dimensional stability of wood by treating it with PEG (polyethylene glycol). Some tips.
WOODWORKER #1032 Nov 1979 (v.83) pg. 643

Timber topics. Part 8. Description of experiments to try to stabilize black walnut by using PEG (polyethylene glycol).
WOODWORKER #1039 Jun 1980 (v.84) pg. 357

Timber topics. Part 9. How the chemical PEG (polyethylene glycol) works on wood.
WOODWORKER #1040 Jul 1980 (v.84) pg. 425

Timber topics. Part 10. Conclusion of the PEG (polyethylene glycol) discussion.
WOODWORKER #1041 Aug 1980 (v.84) pg. 504

Talking sense about rot. The principal causes of wood decay and how to fight them.
WOODWORKER #1082 Jan 1984 (v.88) pg. 41

Tips on protecting teak wood which is exposed to rain, snow, etc.
WOODWORKER Mar 1988 (v.92#3) pg. 239

Pressure treated lumber. What it is and how to use it.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1980 (v.36#4) pg. 97
Added Info WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1980 (v.36#5) pg. 47

Using PEG-1000 (polyethylene glycol) to stabilize wood.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1982 (v.38#2) pg. 106

Finishing pressure-treated wood.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1994 (v.50#3) pg. 18