A: Yes this item may be used as a bed slat, but I would recommend something wider such as 1 in. x 3 in.
A: Yes you can. It is knot free and many commercial cooking utensils are made from oak, and it has not been treated with chemicals.
A: No, this product was not manufactured to be used with food.
A: You could, as this is untreated. But it's pretty expensive to use for firewood.
A: I am not sure it is the same across the country, but in MN it is red oak.
A: red oak
A: Appalachian oak is red.
A: This is the Red Oak.
A: It's red oak.
A: Yes. Try to pick a time when they are not busy or you will have to wait to get them cut.
A: I believe so. Some of their stock is precut so you could probably get a 24" precut or have 18" cut from a longer piece. I don't know if they have minimum lengths. Longer boards are more likely to be curved than short ones.
A: Not store policy as I understand. It might depend on the cashier....