My dad obsessively collected lumber scraps of 2x4 and larger which is
said he found outside a furniture factory. The wood is unfinished
however before burning it, I have to ask if the wood used in making of
upholstered sofa and chair frames is chemically treated at all?
Please help because I have probably 200 pounds of wood piled up and
need to decide to dispose of it or move it to my new house and use it
as fuel for my wood burning stoves.
Thanks so much!
I've never known of it to be treated. Before you burn it, check to see if
the larger pieces are hardwood and of any value to a woodworker. You'd be
amazed at what we grab for free. Better it should be turned into something
of beauty rather than firewood.
OTOH, if you are talking about contruction grade lumber, enjoy the fire.
An eastern Kansas hardwood dealer/mill used to provide low-grade cherry for
an area furniture manufacturer to use in sofa and recliner frames. I bought
a little of it. Overall the boards were fairly straight, some knots but the
overall color was bad. However, you could pick out areas of pretty nice
It is hard to tell whether your wood has been treated. Furniture
designed for indoor use is not constructed with treated lumber. If I
were not sure, I probably would not use the wood for indoor fuel.
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