I have a stack now of pre-treated lumber we got to fix the back porch.
Since we've contracted that job out, it's now excess we can't return. They
are 8'x1"x6". About 30 of them. A bit thin for decking but generally same
Someone remind me on this stuff? I seem to recall it's not good to use
inside but I can't recall if thats a fire reason or some sort of gas it
Before I thought of this, Don cut 1 board up to make a closet shelf. The
rest, I am looking to make into shelving in the screened porch (open to air,
right type of wood) but there's more than I need there. Will it be safe to
make garage shelves with it?
Should we replace the 6ft or so in the closet since it's inside? We used
oil based primer and paint on it which should make for a decent seal? Don's
proud of that little job so I'd rather leave it if it's safe. It would not
be hard to replace though. It's just that the closet isnt 'plumb' so
finicky to adjust the wood to angle just right. 1/4 inch smaller at back
than front etc.
Details if needed:
The garage is drafty with ceiling vents. Pipes kept warm with little pipe
heatercoils and in severe cold, an electric oil filled heater (type made for
garage use, sets to 3c but we normally run it at 5c). There is a door to
the kitchen from the garage. It isnt totally totally sealed off 'air tight'
as we found out recently when working on some plumbing but it wouldnt take
much to make it so. (we plan that anyways, spider entry located at last!)
If it helps, the garage was added later by enclosing an outdoor carport.
This means the roof part to the house is sealed and only a revamp of the
kitchen made the 'hole' to the inside. It's where the pipes run out to the
laundry area added to the garage.
What I'd like to do is line this one 'dead end' of the garage with 8' high,
roughly 5' long and 6-12 inch deep shelves to keep various
jams/jellies/preserves. I have almost enough wood to do that and just need
to get a few 1x3 pieces for the frame then metal angle brackets to attach it
firmly to the wall studs. This would be on the wall by the kitchen door.
If it seems it isnt safe for the garage, I have some other uses for it but
those were projects we didnt plan on doing this summer. All outdoor stuff.
Basically a raised container bed filled with topsoil.
Last detail before you worry (if it is unsafe inside) is that it's stacked
neatly inside the screened open-air porch. No worries where it is now.
Just where to use it.