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wood species safe for making blocks

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We have lots of scrap wood trim. It just occured to me to make blocks from it but I don't know if it's safe. We have cherry, hemlock, fir and poplar. Are these safe for making blocks for children?
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All should be safe woods-- even the hemlock! The products with which you finish the wood are much more important to their safety. I can't recommend a product by name, but I know you can finish them with beeswax somehow.
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Jennifer at www.playfulpixie.com is very knowledgeable, helpful and an expert on making wooden toys. Check out her site! You can e-mail her and she is very kind about sharing info. Good Luck!
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