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Green Solution: Formaldehyde-Free Plywood and Recycled Wallpaper

Conventional plywood contains urea-formaldehyde, which off-gasses into the air, but eco-friendly formaldehyde-free plywood eliminates these toxic gases.

Hardwood plywood is a common building material and a major source of formaldehyde exposure in homes and buildings. Conventional plywood contains urea-formaldehyde, which off-gasses into the air, but the eco-friendly formaldehyde-free plywood eliminates these toxic gases. The area then becomes cleaner and risk of airborne illness is greatly reduced, making it particularly beneficial for homes with children. The shelves in this project were built using formaldehyde-free plywood. And paper is a perfect product that can be reused over and over again. For this project, recycled construction paper was dipped into wallpaper paste mixed with red paint, and then applied to the wall.

Product Information for Items Used in this Room Makeover:
PureBond Plywood — Columbia Forest Products
Soduko sofa (#2582-101-1); Amore cocktail table (#1868-701-1) — Living Spaces Furniture
red bamboo vase (#372264); red bamboo vase (#362255); etched wood vase (#362257); brown and blue print snap boxes (#395703); toss pillows with sequins (#377640); sheen damask medallion toss pillows (#394317) — Cost Plus World Market
accent table (#249120187); flower plate (#200012093); dinner plate (#200090159); lampshade (#074080332); placemats (#067031554); desk lamp (#074022154); pencil holder (#081080409); living rug (#066010266) — Target
white candles (#76001138059); cylander vase (#37916797120) — Michaels
Kulla pendant lamp; Arstid table lamp; Smycka dried bouquet; Antra Decoration, Synops Decoration; Famnig Hjarta cushion; Florera black candle; vases (Superfin, Aveny, Snartig, Aveny, Batist, Salong); Syntes 18-Piece dinnerware set; Sundy floor lamp base; Skoj clock; Centrera Lykta lantern; Anno Ljuv cutain panel; Knaster decorative stones; Ripe lamp shade; Grundton table lamp base; Ikea 365+ serving dish; Felicia throw; Skimra lamp shades; Sparsam energy saving bulbs; Motto glass bowl; Hej tealight holder — Ikea
paint (accent wall Tony Taupe #SW7038, dining room wall Web Gray #SW7075, living room wall Red Bay #SW6321) — Sherwin-Williams

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    • Green building materials from Columbia Forest Products
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