Green Solution: Formaldehyde-Free Soy-Based Adhesive

Carter Oosterhouse chooses plywood made with soy-based adhesive to improve indoor air quality.

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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, soy-based adhesive eliminates these toxic gases. The area then becomes cleaner, and risk of air-born illness is greatly reduced, making it particularly beneficial for homes with children.

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Product Information for Items Used in this Room Makeover:
lamps, bed skirt, accent table, wall clock and vase — Target
stain (espresso EF stain #36364; brown mahogany EF stain #20561; red mahogany TransTint dye #25558; reddish brown TransTint dye #27582) — Rockler
table lamp, curtains and rods, cushions, vases, candles and candle holders, swivel chair, accessories and chandelier — Ikea
California king bed (#CK CB, Emily) — Beds Etc. of California, Inc.
bedding (Talon style) — Dwell Bedding
rug (Everest Zebra Rug, #8285831-0003) — Decorarugs
paint (Olympic Premium interior latex satin, white, #72102A/01; base 5, #72105A; base 3, #72103) — Lowes
paint (Behr Premium interior semi-gloss and flat) — Home Depot

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