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Dollhouse Wood Question!

Discussion in 'Enrichment and Foraging Park' started by AkasyaEllric, 4/15/18.

  1. AkasyaEllric

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    So my dad has old wood used to make dollhouses laying around and keeps trying to pawn it off on me for the birds. I'm what many would call overly cautious AKA paranoid and if I haven't bought it myself or from a reputable place I won't use it usually. He's saying the wood is fine, but doesn't know what it is and has even cut it and drilled it for me at this point. Does anyone have any more insight on if it's safe or not or even what type of wood it is?
     
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    Do you know if the wood has been treated?
     
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    I wouldn’t use that wood but get some 2x2 untreated pine from the hardware store and have your dad cut it and drill it. Inexpensive!
     
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    I actually have already bought this and it's just sitting here and he chose to do cut this instead. I actually ended up going and buying a tabletop saw so I don't have to keep sitting around waiting for other people to do it for me.

    I've added some pics to show what it looks like.

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    I don't know at all, that's why I'm so leary. Maybe I'll say thanks then throw it away when he's not looking.
     
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    It's hard to tell with the cut but almost looks like basswood. @JLcribber ?
     
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    Is it soft or hard? Doesn't look like any kind of laminated wood. Doesn't have much grain (to me that would be soft wood). What happens when you cut it? Is the sawdust grainy or a very fine powdery dust. (I wouldn't use a powdery one). Can't tell the species of wood from the pictures.

     
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    I'm not sure actually, he kind of just threw these down on the table and told me to use them. I'll cut some myself and see how the sawdust is tomorrow though. I'll also try to get some outdoor pics of it so there is more detail. It didn't feel as soft as balsa though from what I could tell.
     

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