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In theory, it may be possible to melt wood by one alternative means. At standard temperature and pressure, the melting point of carbon is 3500oC. If this could be lowered to a temperature that could be attained experimentally, the wood might be able to melt. Although facilities capable of creating such conditions exist, there is no published literature that has tested this hypothesis. Thus, until science indicates that it is possible, the answer to the question, “can we melt a wooden log?” will remain a no.