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Forum topic by rwe2156 posted 07-11-2015 11:47 AM 868 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-11-2015 11:47 AM

Can anyone tell me where this came from?

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#1 posted 07-11-2015 02:22 PM

A tree. :)

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#2 posted 07-11-2015 02:46 PM

Cant tell ya where its from but its been treated with methyl bromide.

Id toss it bud. MB looks like it could be not so good far ya.

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#3 posted 07-11-2015 03:15 PM

It is dunnage and I bought it off a guy he was calling it “European hardwood” (and boy is it hard).

Heres some pic of differents ones opened up:
The first are the same type very very dense with purple veins running through.
The second one has been wiped with min spirits.

This one I believe is some kind of oak and look what I found when I opened it up:

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#4 posted 07-11-2015 03:27 PM

The first one looks like English Walnut the second one looks like English Sycamore (What we call Maple)


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#5 posted 10-28-2015 11:08 PM

That is from Korea sir! South Korea to be exact. Who is to say where it originated, but chances are it was grown and chopped down in Korea, since that would make more sense, being dunnage.

The IPPC stamp is accompannied by an ISO 3166 country code, US for United States, MX for mexico, CA for Canada etc… The MB is a code for the way it was treated for insects, and yes it is Methyl-Bromide (think Bug Bomb). HT is another common method (used by US and Canada), which means Heat Treated.

Don’t Toss it. If it was harmful, it wouldnt be one of the most common ways to treat wood that is shipped internationally, and in my research Methyl Bromide is not harmful to humans, as the gas does not leave a residue that is detectable by even mass spectrometer within a few days after treatment. When you bug bomb your house, you can still go back inside after a few hours… The reason it is being discontinued is because elemental bromine gas is an ozone depleter. It’s the global-warming alarmists once again at work. That being said, I wouldnt use it for anything that would come in contact with food, like bowls, cuttingboards or planters simply because there isnt much research to prove it either way. But bromine does occur NATURALLY in foods so its a toss up lol Cool Wood man!

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