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If it is only nails, pull them out with a crowbar or break them off and set them. If it is only dirt, a power washer will get them clean. Be careful how strong the power washer is, it will cut into the wood and damage it, if held in one place too long. Do not use wood with any rot. Cut it shorter so there is no rot or do as Mazura suggests. He has good ...


You have a pile of wood that needs to be turned back into lumber. As they are to be structural, the beams should be resawn until there are no "rough bits" left. Digging the rot out of a beam makes that beam no thicker than its narrowest point; a weak link. The whole beam should be resawn to its narrowest dimension where there's rot. Effectively, that's how ...

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