What’s your Kids Furniture Really Made of?

Everyday, our kids are surrounded by a plethora of materials that they touch, breathe and could possibly even bite or chew on. There are a variety of different quality furniture materials, paint finishes and even fabrics that parents can choose from. Here’s a quick guide to help you select what’s best for you and your kids.

What’s the Furniture Made Of?

Almost any type of wood or wood based board can be used to build furniture. Hardwoods such as mahogany, walnut, oak, ash, birch, maple, and cherry come from broad-leaved trees whereas softwoods such as pine spruce, cedar, fir and larch come from conifer trees. Hardwood is usually more expensive than softwood, as they are denser and will last for years to come. Softwood such as pine is an affordable option often used in children’s furniture and is a lighter colour than hardwood.

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