Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wood Boring What?

Sorry for the lack of Mr. Styles’ project updates. The last time we left off he was working on the wood that he found. He spent hours and hours working on this, and a few quarts of epoxy which has made the wood BEAUTIFUL.

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Well it could all be thrown out…after all his hard work. I feel so bad, really I do. Not to mention the MONEY he spent on this thing. There seems to be an infestation inside of wood boring beetles. I had never heard of them, but after I saw it I had to know what it was. Thank goodness for Google. I want NO PARTS of this creature in my home. So he and his larvae has to go. They eat through wood, and epoxy it seems. But they seem to die after a few days outside the wood, per Google. I cant wait, and I don’t want to see. I posted on FB a few weeks back that Mr. Styles hit his head, and damaged the car door. Well we owe it to this ugly mug below. He is not as tiny as a normal beetle, so don’t get him confused. Anything that looks like this AND eats through WOOD, is not a friend of mine.

Never the less, I want you guys to see how the epoxy hardened in case you are wanting to do a project on your own using it. Stay tuned for them tomorrow.

Have you ever encountered these?

High Fives & Hugs,

Tamara

11 comments:

KeeKeeAllNatural said...

Yuck! I hate bugs lol...but I liked your idea of renewing the wood & making it look wonderful.

Prissy said...

Aw that sucks!!! This was really a great idea!

Prissy

Kiki Rocks Kinks said...

Darn, I really wanted to see how this would turn out but those beetles...nope, can't do it. Such a beautiful piece of wood :(

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

I would murder those beetles for destroying my dreams. Murder them!!!

traci zeller designs said...

Eeewwwwwwwww. That is so super gross. I couldn't have that out fast enough! Bummer.

Ro said...

I think I posted on FB that all that had happened was/would be worth it for the wood.. EWWW TAKE IT BACK TAKE IT BAAAAAAAAACK!! no... It was such a beauty! shame!

Sing said...

Dang that sucks big time. And glad Mr. Styles is ok after that head bump.

janed123 said...

even if you were able to burn the beetles out, you still couldn't "see" this piece in the house, to creepy.

Oh man, so sorry guys.

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Sylvie said...

Awww that is too bad! The wood was so awesome. So glad you discovered them before you had it sitting all nicely in your house! YUCK

My Crafty Home-Life said...

I am itchy just reading this!