E.B. Tool Company warns the household handyman and the professional carpenter of the dangers involved in using reclaimed wood.
One look at Pinterest, Facebook, or DIY blogs, and it is clear that using reclaimed wood and pallets is a popular trend. From making book shelves and patio furniture to bed frames and dining room tables, plans and diagrams are readily available. However, what many of these sites and sources fail to do is warn the do-it-yourself handyman of the dangers lurking in the old wood.
To avoid accidents, injury, or irritation, E.B. Tool Company encourages the DIY handyman to take precautions to avoid contact with chemicals and toxins, lead paint, pests, and rogue nails and screws. These handyman tips, fully outlined on the E.B. Tool Company blog, include:
Wearing gloves, a mask, and eye protection when handling old wood
Using an air purifier or dust collector during construction
Thoroughly washing, treating, or sealing materials as needed
Sourcing wood from reputable suppliers who know the material's history
E.B. Tool Company fully supports repurposing used building materials to create custom masterpieces. In fact, to make wood recycling easier, the tools and supply company created the innovative KwickGripper nail removal tool. Using the KwickGripper, the family handy man as well as the professional carpenter can get into small spaces and remove broken fasteners without causing damage to the reclaimed lumber.
Learn more about the safe use of reclaimed wood and how to preserve it from damage with the KwickGripper at www.ebtoolcompany.com. Discover how to detect lead in painted wood or how to kill bacteria, mold, and fungus in old wood, and find out how to easily remove nails and fasteners before construction begins.
Visit www.ebtoolcompany.com or call 608-630-5611 for more handyman tips, project ideas, and tools carpenters need. E.B. Tool Company may also be found on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Pinterest.
E.B. Tool Company
617 Ten Hills Street
Gays Mills, WI 54631