Safe Minded Parents Want Only the Best Crib for BabyBy Dawn Schabbing · May 6, 2015
Chemical Free, Eco-Friendly Cribs Available
Standard Federal Safety Guidelines
Today’s Cribs are required to meet federal safety guidelines set by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Each piece of our children’s bedroom furniture comes with even higher standards set by the American Society for Testing and Materials International.
You shouldn’t worry. We want the best for your baby, too.
Our builders know that each one of their handmade baby beds will be scrutinized by a third party lab before it is allowed to be sold. They will always adhere or better yet, go beyond the federal requirements.
Safety standards required by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 16 CFR 1219, state that outside delivery people cannot assemble your crib. But our delivery team will be happy to bring the furniture inside your home, if you request. Otherwise, curbside delivery is another option.
Organic Baby Furniture
When you decide to take that extra step to being eco-friendly, some of our baby beds can come to your nursery made from organic materials, which means your child will sleep in a chemical-free solid wood crib. In other words, some of our infant beds will be delivered with no chemicals in the wood or finish. Solid wood materials only, are used in your organic baby furniture. Every piece is handcrafted and hand assembled in our Amish shop.
Our Amish builders use glues that are water based and have the absolute minimum Volatile Organic Compound restrictions available for delivery. Note, the glue isn't totally chemical free. There isn't a completely organic glue on the market yet that works adequately for this construction.
Some of our builders use a Zero VOC and chemical free rub on the finish. This particular finish does not have a gloss build up and will not come with color options. Also, this organic finish isn't a sealant like our other standard finishes. There will likely be porous areas in the wood on your crib.
Drying time of 24 hours is required between organic coats. At least 2 weeks must pass before the furniture can be shipped to your home. With the organic finish, your new crib will have the look of natural wood. Cherry, Hard Maple, and Oak will be the recommended wood types to use, due to the less porous nature of these.
Our organic furniture builders use lumber that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Learn more at www.fscus.org. The stain and finish supplier we use is recommended by the Green Seals Report.
Standard Baby Furniture
Even without going the organic route, you can be sure our Amish builders are taking all the necessary steps to be sure your crib is safe for the baby. Although both Standard and Organic furniture are safe for your baby, here we attempt to point out the main differences.
With the Standard Baby Furniture, the process furniture builders call “off gassing” makes the furniture to be considered VOC free after a 30 day period.
Baby furniture is not available in rustic woods. Some builders include a solid wood platform where the mattress will rest, while others include a metal spring platform. Both are declared to be safe for baby and will meet all federal regulations.
Our standard finish will involve the use of our catalyzed conversion varnish. This protectant will build a non-porous contact surface on the crib. Given the allotted time, it will be considered VOC free in your home.
Whether you select Organic or Standard methods, your baby furniture will meet or exceed all the requirements set by the federal safety guidelines. Contact Countryside Amish Furniture for more information about a particular crib, or place your furniture order online today.