Non Toxic Furniture
Green Your Home by Reducing Chemical Exposure with our
Non-Toxic, Cedar Bare Wood Furniture
about everybody has heard of the idea of greening the home
environment by now. Replacing light bulbs with the new energy
efficient ones. Cleaning with good old vinegar and baking soda
instead of detergents. Choosing glass and pottery housewares
instead of plastic ones. Converting an unused lawn into a
food-producing family garden. That Americans are moving in all
sorts of new, exciting green directions may not be news to you, but
there are other headlines appearing with more frequency these days
that deserve the attention of anyone who wants their home to be a
safe abode - a really good place to live!
We're talking about the news that the furnishings you spend the
most time around may contribute to ill-health. Most commercial
sofas, armchairs, tables, mattresses and other furnishings are
treated with chemicals that scientists and researchers are now
linking to disorders of the brain, respiratory system, digestive
system and other major functional systems of the human body. Memory
loss and brain damage, skin rashes, pleurisy, asthma, cancer, birth
defects...who knew our couches and beds could be so scary?
More and more these days, we are meeting people with a disorder
termed Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS). Maybe these
are friends or loved ones who are speaking up and explaining to us
that their health is being sapped by an overload of toxins in their
daily living environment. Maybe the person with MCS is your
precious child, or even yourself, and you are currently researching
non toxic furniture because greening your home has just become a
must, not just an interesting option. Allergies, autoimmune
conditions and MCS know no social or economic boundaries. And, yet,
we've noticed that most non toxic furniture is priced as though
only the wealthy have health concerns. If green furniture price
tags are making you swoon, if you feel like there are no affordable
options for your family when it comes to creating a non toxic
living space, we hope you will be pleasantly surprised by what
we're about to show you.
Our Untreated Bare Wood Cedar
Furniture Is Non-Toxic And Family-Budget-Friendly
In addition to offering rock bottom prices on our cedar
furniture, we are eager to let you know that our furnishings are
absolutely untreated with chemicals. They can be left in
their natural state and will slowly weather over time to a soft,
pearl grey. If you have been seeking a non toxic sofa, bed, chair,
table, futon or other functional piece, please take a good look at
what we can offer to you.
Non Toxic Living Room Furniture
down to the basics of what you really need in a living room to be
comfortable. Most families need a sofa, a chair or two and perhaps
a table of some kind. We are able to meet your needs for these
basic pieces with our non toxic, chemical free cedar furnishings.
Our Non Toxic Futon Frame provides the
framework you'll be building your safe sofa or couch on, or check
out our 48" Settee, 4' Settee or 6' Settee for a different sofa choice.
Rocking sofas provide a very comforting
way to take it easy and we have a tremendous variety of Non-Toxic Coffee Tables and Occasional Tables
to complete the picture.
When it comes to comfortable, chemical-free chairs, consider the
time-tested appeal of the classic Adirondack Chair which we
currently have in 12 different styles. We have beautiful rocking chairs, too! Compare
our prices to those you'll find at other cedar furniture websites
and you will quickly see that we are offering you the most
affordable way to begin refurnishing your home in a healthier
Don't forget the kids. We have great non toxic children's
furniture. Check out our Junior Log Chair Set.
But What About Comfort?
You're right. The most comfortable indoor furniture is made up
of 2 components: the first is a well-built, sturdy frame and the
second is soft cushioning. We're providing you with the quality
framework for your new sofas and armchairs here with our non-toxic
cedar furniture, and then you have several options open to you for
adding the cushions that will complete the picture. Consider these
- Make Your Own - If you are a real do-it-yourselfer, you can
purchase non-toxic, real latex rubber foam to create your cushions,
and purchase organic fabrics to upholster the cushions yourself.
Throw pillows can be stuffed with organic filler material.
- Hire A Pro - Get a local professional upholsterer to custom
create the cushions you want for your sofa or chairs. Many
upholsterers allow you to provide the fabric for the project, so
you can shop for organic cloth, find a bargain and keep your costs
low. Or, an upholsterer with green leanings may just have organic
upholstery options for you to choose from.
Where To Buy Non Toxic, Organic Fabrics and
Sometimes, finding organic cloth isn't as easy as it ought to
be, but we hope that these links will get you started in your
search for non toxic fabric that fits your budget:
Mod Green Pod
Green Sage Store
Non Toxic Bedroom Furniture
Major concerns about
toxins in the bedroom tend to revolve around the drastic chemicals
commercial mattresses are soaked in. If you wake up feeling sick
and worn out in the morning, it just might be the result of
sleeping with your face against flame retardants and other toxic
chemicals. If you suspect that your bed is bringing you sickness
rather than rest, don't overlook the frame your mattress is resting
Organic mattresses are expensive, though some choosy shoppers
have found ways to cut costs by having a large piece of natural
latex foam rubber cut to fit their bed frame instead of going the
route of springs and coils. Whatever the case, you will be making a
serious investment if you have realized you need to replace your
mattress because of MCS, a chronic illness, concern for your
children or simply for a better night's sleep. Start with a
non-toxic bed to be sure you're really rooting out all the
chemicals you can.
Our Bare Wood Futon Frame is a great place
to start dreaming up your alternative, healthy bed. In addition to
this, we have unfinished, chemical-free cedar log beds in Twin, Double, Queen and King sizes. These are
beautifully-made, eco-friendly beds that are built to last for
years of happy sleeping.
Our non toxic bedroom furniture collection includes incredibly
handsome Dressers, Armoires and Chests. We've got some pretty little
Cedar Mirrors as well so that
you can see your improved health in your own happy face whenever
Who Sells Organic Mattresses?
For ready-made organic mattresses, you might like to visit these
The Organic Mattress Store
Most organic mattresses are made up of a combination of cotton
and wool. For those with wool allergies or a need to purchase a
wool-free mattress, a doctor's order is required in some states for
people who wish to purchase a Vegan organic mattress.
Non Toxic Dining Room Furniture
about toxins in the kitchen and dining room are especially
important as these are the areas of the home where food is most
commonly prepared and eaten. Tables may be coated or finished with
toxic stains, paints, or chemical treatments. You'll have peace of
mind with our Non Toxic Solid Top Dining
Table. Made of beautiful, natural cedar wood, this is a table
that will last your family for years.
We have a large selection of non toxic dining chairs and
stools to go with your table. For small dining areas, consider
our Five Piece Bistro Set.
If you have always favored upholstered dining chairs, please
refer to the websites we've listed above that sell organic fabrics.
You can make your own organic seat cushions if you are crafty, or
hire a local seamstress to custom craft them for you.
Non Toxic Outdoor Furniture
of us wander outside for fresh air and sunshine, for repose and
health. The last thing we want is to mar the wholesomeness of the
great outdoors with outdoor furniture that is off-gassing chemicals
into our environment. We offer you a tremendous selection of
beautiful, quality, non-toxic outdoor furniture
that you and your family can feel really good about using.
And, we haven't forgotten about that special family member - the
family dog. Don't miss our log dog beds and log pet feeders. Greening your dog
and protecting him from toxic chemicals where he sleeps and eats is
a very loving gesture you can make to ensure his well-being.
What Is All This Talk About Toxic Furniture, Anyway?
Until the mid-19th century, there wasn't any such thing as toxic
furniture. A chair was a chair. A bed was a bed. The idea of
harmfulness just didn't enter into the picture. It was the
invention of chemical fabric dyes in the Victorian era, government
concern for fire safety and, finally, manufacturers' concern for
product longevity that combined to fill American homes with
furnishings that scientists are now saying are making us sick.
Chemical dyes, flame retardants, fungicides, formaldehyde...who
would want to sit on or sleep in these things if given a choice?
It's not necessary to place any blame. It's only important that
modern people learn what we didn't know 20 or 30 years ago - that
many chemicals cause adverse effects on the human body, and that
daily exposure to even small doses of these chemicals can damage
vital organs and important bodily functions.
Most frequently mentioned in the coverage of toxic furniture are
VOCs - volatile organic compounds which off-gas from new furniture.
Once upon a time, people liked to brag about that new car smell.
Now they drive around with all their windows open trying to let the
fumes dissipate over time. Chances are, if you purchase
conventionally made and upholstered furniture, it will be
off-gassing in your home, exposing you and your family to
substances that, it turns out, are quite dangerous. You will not
have this experience with our cedar wood furniture, which is
untreated with chemicals of any kind.
Is your commercial sofa making you sick? That's not for us to
say, but we do believe the recent findings regarding the chemicals
commonly used in textile and home furnishing manufacture, and we
want our customers to have affordable options for avoiding
potential health harms. That's important to us, and we hope that
the information and choices we're providing here will make it
possible for you to start making your home a healthier, more
Have questions about our non-toxic furniture? Just give
us a call at 508-487-0250.