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DIY Wood Rot Treatment

How to Repair Wood Rot
How to Repair Wood Rot
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DIY Wood Rot Treatment TIPS

DIY wood rot treatment to prevent wood rot is easy.  You just have to think back to your high school chemistry or history class.

It's all about copper.

What Preserved the Wood on Old Ironsides & The Cutty Sark?

Two hundred years ago ships were the fastest way to travel great distances. Christopher Columbus and other early explorers sailed across the deep blue seas in wood ships.

Businessmen soon discovered they could make lots of money bringing new products like tea and spices back to their countries. They used clipper ships like the historic Cutty Sark and Thermopylae to allow them to ply their wares back in Europe.

Old Ironsides or the USS Constitution needed to be protected so she could sail fast in the water. 

The issue is that organic growth on the wood hulls below the water line would slow the ships in the water. These barnacles could be prevented if the ships had copper plating attached to the hulls.

Was it an Accidental Discovery?

No doubt at some point hundreds of years ago someone place a piece of copper onto a piece of wood. They then put it into some water for whatever reason. After a while stuff grew on the wood in the water, but the copper plate had no growth on it. Eureka!

This person was the first to notice that copper is a natural biocide. Organic things like wood rot fungi, termites, carpenter ants, algae, moss, etc. do not like copper. They think it's a poison. 

This is why modern treated lumber contains COPPER. The copper is dissolved in water and the solution is injected into the lumber in pressure cylinders. The pressure forces the liquid deep into the wood.

What is the Magic DIY Wood Rot Treatment?

You can treat lumber of any liquid form of copper. It comes in a solution your brush onto the wood.

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To get it to soak up into the inside of the wood since you don't have a pressure vessel, you can put the liquid into a bucket and stand up the ends of the lumber much like you might a Christmas tree in water in your home.

It's important to cut off about an inch of the wood to expose fresh end grain for this to work. Some lumber is sealed at the lumber mill with paint or a clear liquid to prevent water from getting into the end of the lumber.

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