Most indoor and outdoor wooden furniture today have been pressure-treated with arsenic, copper and chromium. Then the wooden furniture is finished with other toxic varnishes. Surely you do not want your children or yourself to be breathing in those toxic chemical fumes permeating from them. Your babies and toddlers are even more in danger of being poisoned because after putting their hands on the wood they then put their hands in their mouths. If this is concerning then put thought to the people who work with those toxic substances. They have to wear protective gear and masks. Most are not entirely protected and their skin and hair are exposed.
If you are looking for alternatives to chemical treated wood then cedar wood is by far the best choice for indoor and outdoor furniture. Northern White Cedar is mainly used for indoor furniture while Western Red Cedar for the great outdoors. Western Red Cedar is native to western North America, while Northern White Cedar is native to northeast America and just over the border into Canada.
Western Red Cedar and Northern White Cedar are light hard-wearing woods and have pleasant and distinctive smells. They both contain oils which protect them from rot, mould, termites and moths. It’s no wonder they are widely used in furniture and as lining for clothes chests and closets. As Western Red Cedar is rot resistant and termite resistant, it is also used for fence posts. You can leave both woods to weather naturally or use 100% Tung Oil as a natural finish. Tung Oil is tough, supple and highly water-resistant.
Relax in your own backyard and become one with nature by sitting on a Cedar Porch Swing. They do come with stands and will withstand the test of time; bringing you many years of enjoyment. They are a bit expensive up front but worth every cent.
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