July 2011 Archives

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Very helpful website! I have a powderpost beetle problem in a table we had fabricated (they were probably already in the wood). We didn’t notice the surface holes, and now about 3 inches off a top edge is gone. Our plan, per your advice, is to sand off the existing layers of Tung Oil. Apply […]

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We have a newly built palapa in Oaxaca, Mexico. There is already an active beetle infestation in the bamboo to which the palm fronds are tied. Would a topical treatment help? It would have been best to soak the bamboo vertically in borates, but I was unable to find anyone who could or would take […]

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I recently built a canopy bed and several other pieces of furniture from cedar logs and limbs and have now discovered the trees are infested with beetles. Some of the pieces are still raw, but the bed and a few chairs have been coated with polyurethane. From what i’ve read, i assume i’ll have to […]

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Our barn is about 100 years old & we are finding considerable damage in the ground to ceiling (two stories) main supporting 12×12 beams (oak). We have already replaced an area over a doorway & part of a floor support beam. What do you suggest? I read your information on Boracare. There are no animals […]

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