hardwood floor for bed sides?

ajpa(z6 se PA)March 17, 2009

OMG, my neighbor just gave me some scraps of hardwood flooring from their kitchen renovation for my veggie bed. I'm like, THANK YOU!

So one side is shiny polyurethane. What should I do with the uncoated side -- coat it with polyurethane also? Something else?

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dan_staley(5b/SS 2b AHS 6-7)

Not polyurethane. Something less gassy, like linseed oil. There may be some water-based finishes out there that our organic friends can speak to...


    Bookmark   March 17, 2009 at 9:42AM
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Many of the water based sealers, lacquers and stains are significantly more toxic to use than their oil based counterparts. I'd say just use linseed oil. It's natural, non toxic, and works fairly well. If you really get a wild hair up you know where you can boil lumber in linseed oil and wax and it'll last darn near forever. It's just hazardous and expensive to do yourself. If the oil/wax gets a little too hot......poof! One heck of a fire.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2009 at 5:27PM
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