Preparing and treating your antique lumber is an important part of the restoration process. Benedict Antique Lumber and Stone treats authentic lumber with a boric acid solution. The boric acid solution acts as an insecticide and a fungicide for the wood. This process helps to prevent and possibly guarantees that your lumber will not be infected with mold or insects.
Benedict Antique Lumber feels there are definite advantages to treating the lumber for new creations. The authenticity of the barn frames, beams, and siding are preserved.
Reclaiming antique lumber is ultimately labor intensive.