Nurseryworks mission is to provide clean, simple, handcrafted contemporary furnishings made with environmentally friendly materials and manufacturing processes. Here are some of the reasons why Nurseryworks products are a green, safe, and stylish choice.
+ Nurseryworks uses renewable materials. Paulownia wood is a key material. It is a fast-growing, richly grained, light weight and fire- and decay-resistant hardwood species that takes stain beautifully, and that won't warp, split, or crack. Thanks to its deep root network and its unusual physiology, it can help reclaim ecologically stressed land relatively quickly by upgrading the organic content of degraded soils.
+ Nurseryworks products are safe. They are tested to governmental standards on a quarterly basis and are certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association. In addition, the products are air-chamber tested to examine and eliminate toxic materials. The testing methods are intense and measure materials down to parts per billion. The first concern is that products are not emitting dangerous toxins.
+ When construction requirements (for the Nurseryworks signature carvings and unique crib slat designs) call for medium density fiberboard (MDF), Nurseryworks uses Grade E0, the safest grade available. A composite of wood chips and glue, MDF tends to off-gas formaldehyde because of a heat-bonding process that requires formaldehyde resins. The Harmonized European Standard classifies wood-based panels, including MDF, as E0, E1, and E2/E3, depending on the degree of formaldehyde emission. Grade E0 releases less than 0.5mg per liter. (Grade E1 lets off 9mg per 100g, while Grade E2/E3 secretes 9mg-39mg per 100g.)
+ Nurseryworks uses low-VOC finishes, lacquers, and glues.
+ Nurseryworks uses formaldehyde-free dyes.