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Treating wood       started by lisac on 28 Jul 2005   (4615)
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From lisac

28 Jul 2005 10:19 PM
Hi, I am still a long way down the track from getting the visa yet - but was hoping for some advise? We got married last october and were given 3 lovely enlarged wooden framed photos of the devon coastline. Am I right in thinking that you are able to take some wooden items over to aus is they are treated???
From Ushas

To lisac

28 Jul 2005 11:13 PM
Yes they should be fine. So long as the wood is treated. Realistically most of your furniture will have wood bases and so on. The important thing is that you declare any wood. They are looking for raw and untreated wood. They do get funny about wicker though. Ushas
From lisac

To Ushas

28 Jul 2005 11:16 PM
Thanks Ushas, So by treated, does it just mean that the wood has a varnish of some kind on it? or is it some kind of treatment that we need to put on?
From Ushas

To lisac

28 Jul 2005 11:36 PM
No you don't need to treat it, as if it's used for something like that it's already treated. They only look for things like bark and raw pine etc... Really it's not worth worrying about. Ush
From melo

To lisac

29 Jul 2005 3:22 AM
yes wooden items are ok as long as they have some sort of treatment on it. Its things like cane furniture( like loyd loom) Which I am having a nightmare over trying to decide if I should take or not. They were expensive but not sure if I should risk it as I have been told it is even more expensive if they have to treat them. If anyone reading this can advice me on this that would be great.