: Just found out last week that we're expecting a bundle of joy.
: excitement, I've already gone to Rockler's website and ordered
: transitional crib/toddler bed plan, hardware kit and fastener
kit. I've got
: a bunch of 100+ yr old pine ( 8/4 X 6, 4/4 X 6)salvaged from an
old store in
: town. Here's the questions. Any problems with using the pine?
Not as long as it's not painted, or you fully remove any finishes
on it. REmember, toddlers & infanst suck/chew on
anything/everything. Should be fine.
: the premise that a lot of early american "poor man's" furntiure
was pine in
: the South, I was thinking it would be perfectly ok. Second
: do I need to use as finish that will be 100% safe? I was
planning to leave
: the wood "natural" with no stain and NO paint. Poly?
Use shellac. Non toxic, looks good but not as hard as poly, etc
so you get to re-furb it now & then to keep it looking great.
Once he quits "eating" everything, you can put tougher finishes
If you use poly, give it plenty of time to cure and finish
outgassing; about a month I've heard. Shellac's easier and
actually looks better.