Safe wood option for kids bed frame

the-tech-guyMarch 12, 2013

Hello group,
I need to make a wooden bed support for my toddler's Little Tikes train bed. My question is what is the safest wood to use that won't emit any unhealthly fumes? Also should I use plywood or furring strips?

Thanks you

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What exactly are your concerns?

Avoid woods that have been treated for outdoor use and engineered woods such as OSB and MDF (that can off-gas).

Other than that, the only concern I can think of is irritation during sawing and shaping, or if there is any allergic sensitivity. For example, my daughter has allergic sensitivity to aromatic red cedar.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 7:56PM
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You want to use hardwoods, not building materials---like ply or furring strips.

Maple, walnut, oak, poplar are the easily obtained varieties.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 3:59PM
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I agree with handymac.Solid wood kids' bed frames tend to be the most appealing choices, because they are both sturdy and naturally attractive. Quality wood kids' bed frames will often utilize the natural beauty of the wood itself to create a stunning design in any kids' bedroom.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 7:17AM
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