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Old 12-08-2017, 01:30 PM
 
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I found some very small fibers growing out of my desktop, which is a piece of plywood that originally the back of a home-made camper topper for my truck. It was originally treated with wood preservative. The only thing I can think of is that it has sweat from my elbows that soaked into the wood.
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:54 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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It's too bad you can't take a detailed close up macro shot of it to be sure, but that looks to me like a fungus growing out of the wood.


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Old 12-09-2017, 04:19 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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I have to agree with Zoisite, unless you have magic beans in the drawer below.
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Old 12-09-2017, 07:58 AM
 
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Check for wood boring beetles.
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Old 12-11-2017, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Dust it off, clean it, and consider giving it a light sanding and a coat of polyurethane.

This is an unusual post for the Garden forum.
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:11 PM
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I'd junk it ASAP with rubber gloves. Blech.
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