BASKETS, WOOD: Chemical Treatment Against Rot

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin almost 4 years ago.

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Experiment included pine, cypress, fir hardwoods; completed baskets were soaked for a few minutes then dried for several weeks and thoroughly washed; copper napthenate colors dark wood a muddy chocolate, white wood a bright green, both "resistant"; Celcure produces ultimately a silvery gray-green shade and wood becomes hard and quite resistant; no toxicity. A70-998+
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