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Rubberwood Set #3


   This set is a trifle larger than our Rubberwood Kit #211 and allows a little larger range of play.  This is our third smallest set of blocks and gives the beginning child their first taste of Unit Blocks.  Don't expect these Rubberwood blocks from Thailand to be the same quality as American blocks, but they're not bad and for this price they can't be beat. You can see if your youngster would like to play with this toy.  Small children can see and name the different shapes and enjoy making small towers.  If they like their blocks, you can always add more later.      

     Rubberwood is a somewhat rougher grained hardwood a bit like Ash or Honey Maple in texture.  It is salvaged from aging trees on Rubber Plantations is SE Asia by pressure immersing in Borate insecticides prior to drying.  It weighs about 15% less than hard maple.  Hard maple requires about 1450 lbs to mar the surface; rubberwood requires about 960 pounds to mar the surface (Janka Test).  Nevertheless it is exceedingly cheap and is a popular material for blocks where price is the major consideration.  These blocks satisfy all of the conditions of CPSC as to safety and will provide many hours of play. 



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