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    Default Recycled Jarrah - Foodsafe?

    Hi All,

    I have a lot of old jarrah from a demolished patio. Built in Perth in the mid 80s.

    I'm thinking of using some of it to make chopping boards but am worried the wood might be treated and toxic.

    Appreciate any guidance.

    Thanks

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    I'd be very surprised if it was treated, Jarrah is more than durable enough on its own. Just make sure you fill any cracks and nail holes with resin before you oil the board as you don't want bits of food getting stuck in there.

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    G'Day and welcome to a top forum.
    Make sure you post photos with your project notes and progress or just when asking questions.
    You'll find a wealth of knowledgeable and mostly helpful people.
    Here's so info to get you started on the Jarrah.
    Cheers, crowie

    Jarrah | The Wood Database - Lumber Identification (Hardwood)

    Wood Allergies and Toxicity | The Wood Database

    Wood Dust Safety | The Wood Database


    food-safe finishes.pdf

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    Thanks mate. So you mean it's unlikely jarrah was ever treated even for outdoor use for a patio?

    (Also, I just noticed, even though I joined exactly 10 years ago, this was my first post ever!! Thanks for the welcome Crowie)

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    Quote Originally Posted by umangu View Post
    Thanks mate. So you mean it's unlikely jarrah was ever treated even for outdoor use for a patio?
    I don't believe Jarrah was ever treated even to build bridges

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    Amazing, lots of chopping boards coming up!

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