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Forum topic by bobindayton posted 12-13-2011 08:50 PM 410 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-13-2011 08:50 PM

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I am making a crib for our first grandson and wonder what is the best finish for this. I was thinking of shallac but don’t know if it is safe for a child.

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Bob


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#1 posted 12-14-2011 04:19 PM

They cover M&M’s with shellac. It’s approved as a food additive by the FDA. It’s safe. That being said, it’s not the most durable for a crib. Any clear finish is safe, provided it has cured (which can take 30 days – or longer if you are curing it in an unheated garage north of the Mason-Dixon line). I would go with a poly if you have time enough to let it cure.

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