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Why do we heat treat and sterilize our lumber?

Imagine all the viruses, bacteria, fungi, insects, germs, bugs, mold, mildew, and animal diseases that live in the woods. Diseases cover everything in the woods – including trees that become wood. Diseases and bugs are also inside the wood. Diseases and/or bugs may have been why the tree was cut, or fell, down.

In many parts of the United States, you are not supposed to transport lumber and firewood more than 25/50 miles because the wood is likely infected with dangerous bugs and diseases. Don’t Move Firewood

Do you want to bring all of that into your business or house and infect your business or house? Risk killing your trees and plants? Infect kids and pets that play in your yard and house? Infect your neighbors yards, trees, plants, pets and kids? Bring it into your house and infect your house?


We heat our kiln up to 130 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Similar to how the tells us to cook burgers to kill everything in burgers.

You do not want to spray insecticides onto wood:

  • It does not get to bugs and larvae inside the wood
  • It does not remove viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew, etc.
  • If you burn or work with the wood – it can aerosolize the harmful chemicals – which you then breathe or eat

With our wood – you can relax knowing our wood has been sterilized. You don’t have to worry about breathing or eating food that was cooked with our wood. We do not spray dangerous chemicals on our wood.