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Susan Latham
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08/04/2018 12:46 am  

So, my Dad hand-carved a fireplace mantel that sat above the house that I grew up in for decades.  After he passed, my Mom sold the house but I asked her to exclude the mantel from the sale and asked to have it.  Thus, I now have the mantel in my POD waiting for shipping to my place in Ireland (along with my other household goods), which I think would make him quite happy.  However, after reading about pallets and the special heat-treated, stamped wood that needs to be used in making them for international shipping, I now have this nightmare playing in my head that my Dad's mantel will get rejected entry because it is effectively a giant hunk of wood, or cause other clearance issues.  Could it not be a problem because it is ancient, and was effectively heated over several years sitting over the fireplace?  Should I be concerned about this or not ? 

Edited: 3 weeks  ago

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Liam
 Liam
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11/04/2018 5:52 am  

Sounds like a very special case, Susan. I'd recommend contacting Irish customs and seeing how best to handle this one.

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Susan Latham
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15/04/2018 8:47 pm  

Thanks Liam; sounds like good advice.  In the meanwhile, I did pose the question to rep at Schumacher who does not anticipate a problem since it is likely more in the nature of an antique or a piece of furniture.  But, an email to customs couldn't hurt to double-check. 


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