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dcalabro
Wood framing to planter box

I recently did some bedroom remodeling to which a portion of the ceiling and some partition walls were removed. Now i'm left with a few good sized pieces of framing from my 1920s home. I was thinking of re-purposing the lumber into a planter box for my garden to grow vegetables but i'm hesitant about anything hazardous that may be in the lumber since some is original to the home. Since some was also exposed to the attic I don't know what animals/other pollutants it might have been exposed to. Tips to reuse safely?

dj1
Re: Wood framing to planter box

If it's common Douglas fir don't use it for a planter with ground contact.

Do you have a fireplace? use it there, if it's unpainted.

dcalabro
Re: Wood framing to planter box

Im not so concerned about the rot. Its a small project and im just trying to recycle the wood. Unpainted.

dj1
Re: Wood framing to planter box

If that's the case, go ahead and use it for ground contact, but don't expect it to last.

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