11/12/2004

A $600,000, 3/4-mile boardwalk on a Florida beach used next-generation lumber to meet developers' need for a low-maintenance structure that still looked natural. Pilings supporting the walkway were treated with traditional chromated copper arsenate, but the wood used in the boardwalk itself was treated with a copper azole preservative that will keep its look natural over time and is non-toxic.

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