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Friday, September 26th, 2008

Clean House: A Green Nursery

Becky

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I think Niecy Nash is hilarious. Thus, I find myself getting sucked into the show she hosts, Clean House, all the time. This week they featured a couple who wanted a green nursery for their baby. After some soul-searching, the mother-to-be finally gave in and sold the nursery furniture at the garage sale in exchange for green nursery furniture by Oeuf. In these days of green-washing, I wanted to let you know what makes Oeuf furniture green. I will use the Oeuf Classic Crib to show you the considerations a designer takes into account when manufacturing an eco-friendly piece of furniture:

First of all, the crib can be transformed into a toddler bed with an additional kit. It’s able to transform to meet lifestyle needs and changes, thus making it a product you can use longer and in different ways. Oeuf furniture is designed to be used after a nursery is no longer necessary:

Second, The birch used in the base is from certified sustainable forests.

Third, the sides, footboard and headboard are all cut from single sheets of wood panel which is eco-friendly MDF made of recovered wood fibers – to eliminate the hazard of loosening joints.

Fourth, the lacquer used on the finished products is, of course, lead-free, non-toxic, and completely inert.In addition to being eco-friendly, non-toxic lacquer is what you want to have if your youngster decides to try to chomp his/her way out of the crib bars!

To check out the entire Oeuf line, click here.

If you have completed an eco-friendly home project, please leave a comment and tell us about it!

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About Becky:
Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!

About Becky

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!

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  1. William Zhang says:

    October 2nd, 2008 at 10:02 am (#)

    I love Niecy Nash, but I hate to feel like the family would have been more eco-responsible if they simply kept their existing nursery furnishings, vs. consuming something new.

    Aside from that, I have to commend Oeuf on their work, creating green products with longer life cycles. I really admire them for that. I can only hope that more and more companies and consumers catch on and realize that this is not just a fad, but a reality.

  2. Becky says:

    October 2nd, 2008 at 10:46 am (#)

    Hi William! I know what you mean. All I can say is “it’s not easy being green.” Sometimes you are damned if you do, damned if you don’t. I suppose they kept the nursery furniture in use by selling it to another family,and hopefully it will continue to be passed along from baby to baby!

    I remember learning about plants that help cleanse toxic soils in school, which is pretty amazing. The catch is, you then have to dig up the toxic plants and dispose of them! There never seems to be an easy clear-cut answer.

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