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    Default Shipping wooden furniture

    I have two old stripped pine chest of drawers and a blanket box, which I would like to ship to Auckland in our container but don't want to get tied up with MAFF inspections and treatments where costs could spiral out of control. Does anyone have any experience in shipping this type of item?

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    Quote Originally Posted by n13lat View Post
    I have two old stripped pine chest of drawers and a blanket box, which I would like to ship to Auckland in our container but don't want to get tied up with MAFF inspections and treatments where costs could spiral out of control. Does anyone have any experience in shipping this type of item?
    I had heaps of pine furniture. I spent a lot of time cleaning and making sure there were no cobwebs, dust or anything else on them. MAF/MPI didn't even look at them.

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    I shipped the same items, old pine furniture. No interest in them whatsoever. One of the removal agents from a reputable company told me I couldn't ship wooden items - that did lose her the job unfortunately....
    as above you just want to make sure they are clean. And you can pack light items in the chest of drawers and box.
    When you get to NZ these products are really good for oiling wooden furniture, they are made in Wellington and you can buy them in the supermarket (in Wellington at least).
    http://www.coproducts.co.nz/

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    I not only shipped wooden furniture, but it was furniture made in Mexico! (Mexican furniture often has borer). Sadly, I had to leave a beautiful turquoise blue cabinet behind as it had borer. As long as it doesn't have insects and it doesn't have any bark on it - it is OK.

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    We brought all of our living, dining and bedroom furniture which is oak or pine and we found everything was fine - just give them a good wipe down and make sure they are free from cobwebs and you will be fine!! MAF was more concerned about our bikes and camping gear!!

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    You'll be fine.

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    Am also worried about this as the furniture I have is old and most has had woodworm at some point or another and shows the signs, how or what is best to do with these items?? Hoping to send them by the end of this year (2014)

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    Same here. And good wood furniture is expensive here, so bring it!

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwieagle View Post
    I had heaps of pine furniture. I spent a lot of time cleaning and making sure there were no cobwebs, dust or anything else on them. MAF/MPI didn't even look at them.

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