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Forum topic by Hard_as_Wood posted 11-09-2015 01:33 PM 543 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-09-2015 01:33 PM

I’ve heard SYP, as well as hardwoods. Anyone?

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#1 posted 11-09-2015 02:05 PM

All wood can be toxic if someone is allergic to it. I would avoid some of the more exocit woods and cedar (a friend is allergic to it). With children you also have to consider splinters and small parts.

Here is a link a database of woods that will provide more info on any wood.

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#2 posted 11-09-2015 02:17 PM

Any of the domestic soft and hardwood will work the key it round the edges and no splinters. Hickory and red oak can be splintery. Fir, pine, maple, cherry, walnut would all be good.

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#3 posted 11-10-2015 03:37 AM

Poplar works well for making toys. It machines well. It takes paint very well but is not recommended to stain.

-- No PHD, but I have a GED and my DD 214

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