Any advice on what kind of finish to use on a bassinet?

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Forum topic by Pete Santos posted 01-28-2013 10:25 PM 811 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Pete Santos

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01-28-2013 10:25 PM

I’ve been asked by my cousin to make a baby bassinet. They have chosen mahogany, I have a lot of it. Just wanted to know what would be the safest durable finish to use on it. thanks in advance…..

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#1 posted 01-28-2013 10:41 PM

There’s a previous thread on LumberJocks on food safe finishes, based on that and a number of other sources last time I went looking, I’d say that you’re good to use polyurethane if you let it cure a couple of weeks.

If you need something faster, shellac is pretty darned innocuous.

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#2 posted 01-28-2013 11:16 PM


Just a word of caution; there are some strict child safety laws when it comes to baby furniture so I would suggest you check it out. Family or not, I would just make sure you understand the liabilities.

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#3 posted 01-28-2013 11:27 PM

I’d use shellac.

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