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Wood cutouts vs Plywood cutouts Blurb
Wood cutouts vs Plywood cutouts Blurb

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I have been talking about parts & their difference for ions now. So I decided it is time to explain the parts that I use & why. Yes, GFBToys uses some parts that are more expensive than what other toy maker’s use that is similar, but knowing is important.

This blurb is about: Wood cutouts vs Plywood cutouts

(AND not all is created equal)

In this blurb, it will be about the difference between Wood cutouts vs Plywood cutouts…and there is a difference!! I have been reading from a number of sites/blogs/FB pages about DIY toys for your bird or critter. These sources are also making suggestions to use easily found & inexpensive parts from around the house, $1 store, craft stores, Home Depot/Lowe’s & similar places. These are fine sourcing places BUT you need to know what you are looking at since

You know those really cute ¼” to ½” or even thinner or thicker cutout wood shapes (rocking horse, stars, animal shapes, etc) that you find at those stores or online… Hold one horizontally & do you notice that it is comprised of layers. Well these layers are glued together with a toxic adhesive/glue & are intended for craft use where this process is fine for, but not for pet chew use.

There are really cute wood cutout shapes available out there that are made from solid wood, both in hard & soft woods. But don’t be surprised at their price compared to the plywood version. When searching, several suppliers do sell both the solid & plywood on their site or in store…remember to read all the info per shape/part.

GFBToys chooses to only uses solid cutout shapes & wood parts in both hard & soft woods on our toy creations… No laminated wood parts are used. GFBToys also chooses to use as much wood parts as possible that are grown & milled here in the USA from sustainable sourcing companies. Sustainable, ethical sourcing of wood products from outside the USA is also as important too.

GFBToys believes in supporting ‘Green’ ethical business.

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