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Old 10-04-2017, 09:48 AM   #1
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Default Is Birch Plywood of safe

Hey everyone so I went to a diy store and I saw some birch plywood, I wanted to buy it but I don't know if it is safe.. so is it ? Thanks!!
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:33 AM   #2
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Generally in the US plywood wouldn't be safe including birch plywood(not true solid wood,generally heavily processed and glued together,etc).It's best to avoid it and only use plain untreated or kiln dried wood of safe varieties instead
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plywood has formaldehyde in it. Not good for hamsters.
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Old 01-05-2018, 02:27 AM   #4
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Default Re: Is Birch Plywood of safe

Unless it says it's non toxic then probably not. Rodipet in Germany use birch plywood but theirs is made with non toxic glue. Most plywood isn't. Birchwood is fine, but it's the glue in plywood off gassing that can be an issue. Plain kiln dried pine is ok, although can be a bit thick. Having said that, a lot of people use Ikea Knuff magazine racks to make shelves with and that's probably plywood, but is tried and tested as ok. So maybe get some of those? What are you making?
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Knuff

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Some plywood is probably better than others depending on the source and it's difficult to know - I would be cautious. Formaldehyde can off gas even if sealed, but Knuff racks should be ok.
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