Are Wood Spools An Issue Like Pallets? - Carpentry - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-13-2012, 09:21 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 218
Rewards Points: 162

are wood spools an issue like pallets?

I picked up a couple of wood spools (like this one: to use them as a coffee table or side table or bookshelf/case or something. Are wood spools susceptible to the same issues as wood pallets (i.e., formaldehyde, e. coli, mold, bird/rat waste, insects, etc.)?


anuvanoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 04:47 PM   #2
Too Short? Cut it Again!
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9,634
Rewards Points: 2,000

Never heard these were a major problem with most pallets but I guess if you leave anything out in the elements. Isn't e. coli foodborn though?

Obviously, bacteria can get into any open surface so if you plan to eat or serve food directly on these spool table tops you should cut a piece of glass for them or otherwise seal them.


user1007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 09:54 PM   #3
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 992
Rewards Points: 506

Originally Posted by sdsester
Isn't e. coli foodborn though?
It's earth-borne, like all bacteria. The human gut has thousands of various strains (types) of E. Coli present in it. It's a generally "good bacteria". But a few strains of e. coli are pathogenic and can make one ill, or dead. These are the strains which make the evening news.
jlmran is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Old wood to new wood/laminate transition dilemma. csl7037 Flooring 4 08-02-2012 06:17 PM
Stucco on wood frame issue rdksek844 Building & Construction 3 07-25-2012 09:20 PM
Regular floor screws in pressure treated wood Fred_ Building & Construction 17 07-18-2012 08:38 AM
Wood floor drying, build raised platform? Puzzles Flooring 3 05-03-2011 03:23 PM
Porcelain Wood Look Grouting Issue kbryan Flooring 12 04-13-2011 07:12 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1