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Treating Wood for Shipping

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    Guest mossmac

    Hi guys

     

    We have a number of beautiful Wooden Cedar Chests. They have not been 'treated' in any way.

     

    I know this can be an issue when shipping.

     

    What should we do?

     

    If treating is the solution how do we go about doing this?

     

    John

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    Guest Guzzler&Sas

    Hi,

     

    Customs this end will inspect for any form of insect attack, present or in the past and will act accordingly,

     

    Good luck

     

    Guzzler

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    Hi guys

     

    We have a number of beautiful Wooden Cedar Chests. They have not been 'treated' in any way.

     

    I know this can be an issue when shipping.

     

    What should we do?

     

    If treating is the solution how do we go about doing this?

     

    John

     

    Hi John,

     

    Yes as far as we are led to believe from the shippers all wood needs to be treated. May have got the wrong end of the stick but have assumed all has to be treated

     

    If the chests are untreated i would suggest a clear sealer that will not stain the wood but provide it with a seal to it. Plenty of products are on the market that dont stain or change the colour in any way.

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    Guest mossmac

    Is fumigation a possibilty?

     

    Our Cedar Chests have a fantastic resin aroma that lasts for years (inside) and we wouldn't want to use a sealant if we could avoid it. (Fussy aren't we!?)

     

    John

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    Guest Roo1

    Fumigation is an option but at a cost. I had 3 African masks that were untreated with signs of boaring from insects.

    The option was pay $350 to have them fumigated or $50 to have them insinarated.

     

    They didn't hold any sentimental value, so guess which one I chose! ;)

     

    Judi x

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    Guest Lulujim

    Hi, I was wondering the same thing. A lot of our furniture is wood, but bought from Next etc.. can I presume this has been treated?

    Also with wicker baskets and hampers, are these a definite 'no' too?

    I was hoping that the removals comapny would advise, but some we've contacted have been unsure.

    Thanks so much for the help! :wacko:

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    Guest Roo1

    Furniture bought from Next, M & S etc will have been treated, so no worries there. I had a couple of wooden chests of drawers from M&S and they were fine.

    My understanding is, that only if it had evidence of boaring and was of a "craft" nature, it likely to be pounced upon.

    If these items are not going to cost anymore to bring, then pack them in and see what customs say this end. As long as you declare it, they'll give you an option on what can be done with them.

    Always be up front and honest about your contents, or they'll really be suspecious and end up going through your whole container.:huh:

     

    Judi x

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    Guest Lulujim

    Hi Judi, You have once again helped me out. Great advice. Thank you! Alexis x

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    Guest mossmac

    Hi again everyone,

     

    Does anyone know any Australian approved UK based companies that fumigate wooden items prior to shipping?

     

    Sarah

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