Earlier today, I posted a question about building a small table with pressure-treated wood. A few people chewed me out for using PT wood indoors, so I deleted it.
So just now I called a lumber store for other options to PT wood, and he said that the next option (mahogany or cedar) were 5x the price of PT wood and out of my budget. But he said that if I followed the following steps, I could use pressure-treated lumber for my indoor table:
- Wash the lumber with a hose and use clorox. Let dry.
- Sand the wood.
- Apply a layer of polyurethane.
Does this make sense? He said that all the PT chemicals would be sealed due to the polyurethane.