Type of wood and is it possible to see if its been treated?

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Forum topic by WoodenGhost posted 02-12-2015 06:41 PM 616 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-12-2015 06:41 PM

Hey guys,

So I have access to some wood. Manager of the place told me its from Brazil and there is enough of it to have me practice for a while. Its roughly 8’L x 7.5”W x 1 5/8” thick. The use of it is to transport large slabs of marble or granite.

Questions are: How could you tell if its been treated with anything. There is no stamp on them. And what kind of wood can it be?

If you need some high res pictures I can mail them too you.

Thanks in advance


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#1 posted 02-13-2015 12:13 AM

I have wood from all over the world. To me that just looks like a low quality piece of pine pallet material. More than likely its not treated. The requirement for shipping wood around the world is just that it be heat treated to 160 degrees to kill all living organisms.

-- No log is too big to saw!

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#2 posted 02-13-2015 12:31 AM

+1 logboy


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#3 posted 02-14-2015 01:14 AM

Thank you kind sirs!

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