Treatment for old wood before use

I have lots of old wooden planks from a decking that was disassembled years ago. Long story short, some of them never made it to the tip and they’ve just been sitting in the shed. I would like to make something with them as a DIY project, might as well put them to use. Is there anything I’ll need to do first to ensure that they are not harmful, infested with bugs, etc.? They look fine on the surface but I want to be sure. What should I treat the wood with before using it as construction material for household fittings?

Asked by Adam on 17th Sep 2020
Expert Trade Answers
"It is best to sand them and use a coat of wax for good protection. Good for a bookshelf or a flower bed."
Answered on 17th Nov 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
"No need for any treatment, decking boards are already treated, all you need to do is sand them down."
Answered on 28th Sep 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
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