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Is pure hardwood flooring safe to burn

NJ_BBQNJ_BBQ Posts: 116

I have left over boards of 3/4" white oak flooring. Per the installer its pure wood, no chemical treatments, unlike an engineered hardwood flooring.

Would you think this is safe to use for smoking just as you would oak chunks? The installer is only one opinion and I want to be very certain before using this with food.

Basking  Ridge, NJ - XL with KAB


  • GreenhawKGreenhawK Posts: 398
    If it is completely un finished.  No stain or anything it is safe. 
    Large BGE Decatur, AL
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 21,552
    cowboy used to make their lump from it, so yes you can use it. ive also used cherry wood board drops for smoking wood
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 23,404
    If it's flooring and not decking, it's certainly not treated.  You can easily spot sealer or paint on the outside.  So I'd say it's safe.
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