Rocking Bassinet /what is a safe finish for a new born

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Project by Deanoside posted 08-11-2017 01:00 AM 1799 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made some good progress today on my Newest project. fun build another first for me

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#1 posted 08-11-2017 02:15 AM

First of all, Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Nice bassinet!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 08-11-2017 03:32 AM


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#3 posted 08-11-2017 03:59 AM

I’m pretty certain (really certain, actually) that you won’t be able to find a finish with lead in it these days. Just pick something with low VOCs if you want it done quickly. Fact is, a pre-cat lacquer wouldn’t serve you wrong, but it can be pretty pricey. My mother had emphysema, and when I did some work on her house, back in ‘97, I used shellac, because it was dry in an hour, and didn’t aggravate her condition.

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#4 posted 08-11-2017 04:19 AM

Good job on the Bassinet. I’m making some spatulas right now and am using Mineral Oil on them. Good luck with your finish.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#5 posted 08-11-2017 01:06 PM

That is a very nice bassinet. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 08-11-2017 01:31 PM

Great work!

Yep, choose any finish you want. I built a cradle some time ago and forgot that the baby would only get to be about 6 months old before he or she needed to move to a larger crib. At this age, the children can’t do enough to scratch off finish or really do anything other than lay there and sleep! I second the lacquer suggestion.

-- Pete

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#7 posted 08-11-2017 10:13 PM

Great Bassinet :) Mineral Oil is good, Coconut oil will also protect the wood. I have used a product called Hard Top Oil for a surface that could be washed down, especially with a new born about :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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