We are de-structing a 12'x20' deck that was built exclusively with Redwood. One of the leader boards gave way and any form of repair requires that the deck be taking down. The deck was built in the mid 60's and from what I can find out it has never been painted or sealed other than the original painting after it was built. Hubby and I are planning on recycling the lumber by planing the boards and using them on the new deck. My question is...what can be done with the sawdust after the lumber has been planed? There will be a lot of it. Can it be used as mulch, or put into the compost? Or used to help break up our heavy clay soil?
If this can be used as mulch, maybe I can save it and use it around the garden next year. Hmmm.