Sorting out completing the paperwork for our shipping company and there is an Aus customs form we are completing and we are currently having an issue over Ikea furniture. We have a lots of pieces that are essentially what appears to be bare pine (having checked them on the Ikea website the descriptions vary). The guy who came to quote for our shipping said they would be fine when I specifically asked, his reasoning being that Ikea are a world wide company and probably treat the wood with something. The lady I am corresponding with at their office now says no, the wood must be varnished or lacquered.
Given how popular Ikea is surely we are not the first people to query this and I wonder if anyone can help me work out whether we can take the stuff or not, and if the latter I wonder what the hell we will do as we have a lot of this stuff in the house (bought specifically because I like the look of the wood - argh!!!)
Here are a couple of examples of bits we have;