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Wicker Furniture

By HHI Staff

Many people assume that wicker and reed furniture, which is made of natural grasses, would be a good choice in a less-toxic home. These pieces do have certain pluses, such as being appropriate for most rooms and often being relatively inexpensive.

 

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However, there can be some problems with this kind of furniture. Particular parts, for example shelves or seat bottoms, are often made of plywood or other man-made wood products. These materials can emit formaldehyde from the glues, as well as softwood terpene odors, that can be bothersome to some sensitive people.

 

Also, it’s possible that mold or mildew may have contaminated some reed or wicker pieces. This is understandable if you realize that, in most cases, these materials are damp when they’re woven. (To make sure a piece you’re interested in has not been contaminated by fungus, you’ll need to check the bottom and back for telltale dark fungal discolorations.)

 

Finally, another concern is that some wicker and reed pieces are rather difficult to thoroughly clean.

If you’re interested in this type of furniture, you’ll want go to wicker shops, import stores and furniture stores to see what’s available locally. You may also order through the mail.

 

From Creating a Healthy Household: The Ultimate Guide For Healthier, Safer, Less-Toxic Living, © 2000 by Lynn Marie Bower. 

 

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Wicker Furniture:  Created on February 12th, 2007.  Last Modified on February 28th, 2011

 

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