By Radha McLean
Engineered wood is being used more frequently than ever in furniture construction as manufacturers seek more affordable and sustainable alternatives to solid wood.
La terre de Nod sells a large selection of cribs and beds made of high quality solid poplar wood. Photo credit: Le Pays du Nod
Plywood, veneer, and laminate panels are all processed materials made up of wood particles bonded together with an adhesive. Although engineered wood can generally withstand heavier weight, it does contain formaldehyde and other chemical additives, according to Care 2. Parents looking for natural solid wood furniture for their children can always find a number. options to choose from at traditional and specialty retailers. .
The Land of Nod
This Crate and Barrel subsidiary specializing in children’s products sells a wide selection of high quality solid poplar wood cribs and beds. Cribs and children’s beds come in many finishes and designs, including bunk beds, pull-out beds with drawers, and frames with customizable fabric headboards with playful prints. You can also purchase matching baby crib guard rails and toddler bed rails. According to the company’s website, The Land of Nod is committed to “selling safe, high-quality products. [that] meet or exceed all government and third-party safety standards. âProducts are also tested annually for safety and durability.
Children’s furniture solutions
This one-stop-shop for children’s furniture sells a huge selection of furniture and bedroom sets, from loft beds to captain beds to day beds and the company’s signature staircase bunk beds. All products are made with 100% solid pine and most orders are shipped for free. Some interesting design features include bunk beds with built-in desks, twin beds with two levels of storage drawers, and a convertible sleeper that can be made into a loft bed. Check the website for sales, which are offered on an ongoing basis.
This central California niche furniture maker specializes exclusively in solid wood furniture, with bedroom and playroom pieces for kids of all ages. Its four children’s bedroom collections have a distinctive country and modern look with individual pieces that include platform and storage beds, storage chests and custom corner desks. Buyers can even design their own collection choosing their favorite style, layout, wood type, finish color, handles and knobs. All items are made in the USA with solid oak or maple, water-based adhesives, and finishes that emit low levels of VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
Denmark for life
This Scandinavian company designs unique children’s furniture handcrafted by carpenters from Danish furniture factory M. Schack Engel A / S. All their pieces are in natural pine from controlled forestry. Highlights of the kids’ furniture selection include the Limited Edition Life House Mid Sleeper Treehouse Style Bed, made of solid pine without knot, and their practical 4-in-1 bed that converts to a toddler bed. without legs into a basic bed with legs. and a bed protector, then to a platform bed with a ladder, and finally to a standard twin bed. According to a statement posted on the company’s website, all Lifetime products are made from durable materials designed to last a child’s lifetime, with water-based and environmentally friendly varnishes and stains. .
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