Pacific Rim Cribs Are Back

May 22, 2012

Filed under: Convertible Baby Cribs — Baby Eco Trends @ 12:31 pm

The wait is over & Pacific Rim baby cribs are back!  After passing a rigorous lab test by a federally certified, independent, third party lab, these solid western maple cribs are once again available.  That means they meet the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s 16 CFR 1219 & 1220 mandatory standards.  PRW baby cribs also conform to the ASTM F1169-11 standards.

These cribs are available unfinished or finished with a tung oil, flax seed oil & varthane blend.  PRW cribs can be converted into a toddler bed and then a day bed.  Made of locally sourced materials, Pacific Rim Woodworking cribs combine value & safety with a very tiny footprint to bring you an affordable, green baby nursery.  Pacific Rim cribs are made in Oregon, USA.

What is QSWO (Quarter Sawn White Oak)?

May 11, 2012

Filed under: Amish Baby Furniture,Uncategorized — Baby Eco Trends @ 3:18 pm

Most of our furniture is available in QSWO and we receive a lot of requests for information on the difference between quarter sawn white oak and regular red oak.  The most common oak lumber used in furniture building is plain sawn (or flat sawn) oak and all the boards have been cut straight across with the cut being parallel to the tree’s growth rings.  This method highlights the swirls, lines and grain of the wood.

Quarter Sawn & Plain Sawn Wood

Quarter sawn lumber is cut at right angles the growth rings and this results in medullary rays, sometimes called “ribbons” or “tiger stripes”.  Producing QSWO requires more time and skill than plain sawn oak and aside from being visually appealing, quarter sawn wood has some structural advantages.  As quarter sawing produces a straighter grain, it yields wood that is more stable in size & form (less susceptible to cracking, warping, bending) than plain sawn wood.  Quarter sawn wood actually stains more readily and resists liquids better than plain sawn wood.

Happy Mother’s Day 2012

May 8, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Baby Eco Trends @ 10:40 am

Mother’s Day is around the corner & that means is once again raising funds and awareness for We Care Solar.  As in the past years, we will donate 1% of our May sales to WCS.  This is the third year we are partnering with WCS but the founder, pediatrician Laura Stachel, has been at it since 2008.

The solar suitcase has saved the lives of countless mothers & babies in numerous countries.  In many underdeveloped countries, the inability to call a doctor can result in a tragic accident for a woman in labor and possibly for her baby, as well.  Dr. Satchel’s solar suitcase provides lighting, mobile communication and doubles as an ultrasound machine in communities where such equipment is nearly impossible to come by and electricity is unreliable.

Over the years, the solar suitcase has evolved; it was originally designed to support emergency obstetric care, but can now be used in a range of medical and humanitarian settings.  We Care Solar welcomes donations in any amount and we encourage you to consider making a gift to this great cause.

We Care Solar Medical Suitcase

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