Thank you, but no thanks, I'll stay away from the stuff, regardless.
I had a rake that one of my sons left on the ground. Nice hickory handle - totally rotted away in about six months. Got another rake, hickory handle. It was kept outside too, started rubbing it down periodically with new cooking oil, kept a bottle handy, rubbed down maybe once, twice a week. Well, found it on the ground one day. Decided to just leave it, and keep an eye on it. The wood turned brown, but still solid. This kept up for about a year, it still on the ground, then it just disappeared one day. I figured one of my sons 'borrowed' it, and never returned it - that happens a lot around here.
I'm just not willing to mess with treated wood, not as long as there are other options open to me.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
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Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.