Wooden crates (food grade?)

oregon_veg(8)June 11, 2006

Here's a strange question.

I have been looking for food grade crates to buy for storing

lots of veggies. I mentioned this to an old woodworking

friend and he mentioned having tons of scrap wood and he would be more than happy to make me a bunch for free.

I questioned whether it needed to be a food grade wood and he just shrugged it off. So my question.

How do I know what kind of woods are safe to use for direct contact with food? I mean, if they're gonna be free, I won't have to buy any. He has all different kinds of wood he could use.

Thanks,

Tom

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organic_nut

Dont fuss so much.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2006 at 11:30PM
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hmeadq

I'd just make sure that you are not using treated wood or old pallet wood.

All woods can be sprayed with a bleach solution.

For longevity you may want to try cedar, cypurus, or redwood...

    Bookmark   June 13, 2006 at 7:22AM
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robin_maine

I agree with hmeadq. Avoid treated wood. I'm going to use tamarack milled from trees on our farm just as soon as the boards finish drying.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2006 at 12:24PM
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oregon_veg(8)

Sorry so long to respond.
Been on vacation.
Thanks for the suggestions.

BTW, Organic Nut,
Really Intelligent and helpful advice.

Tom

    Bookmark   July 31, 2006 at 9:42PM
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