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    Processed oak wood?

    So I came into some Oak scraps that were leftovers from a building project.
    They were used for stairs and railings and probably a few other things.

    My question is to any of you woodworkers or others that might know, is this type of wood processed with any chemicals and such as to make it not a good thing for using as smoking chunks?
    Or should I give it to my sister for their fire pit?
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    obviously I would cut off any ends that have that green paint/stain off.
    Soo what do you guys think?

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    *Some* lumber yards that dry wood use a chemical spray to get rid of bugs in the wood, but ya can't be sure. I haven't cooked with kiln dried hardwood since I found this out, and I have lots of maple, cherry, and walnut scraps from my shop...

    Almost forgot - wood used in furniture production - including stairs and railings - is dried a bit more than the optimum for cooking.
    Last edited by RonB; October 9, 2021, 06:07 PM.

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      #3
      I don't trust anything processed, except my food.

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        #4
        Shouldn’t be treated with anything but probably dryer than ideal for cooking. Should be great for heating though.

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          #5
          That's some nice wood. You should send it to me to make nice things with 😁🔨🪚. But seriously, it would be a shonda to burn it up.

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            I hear what you’re saying. It is real quality wood from what I can tell.
            That’s why I’m torn.
            Do I use it to smoke with? And is it safe?
            Or do I use it for a really cool project

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