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Rubberwood Blocks #5


   This is a moderate sized set of Rubberwood Blocks and gives a sufficient number of pieces to actually play with them the way a set of blocks is meant to be used.  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. Your youngster can build a variety of structures and enjoy a sufficient number of blocks to make playtime an exercise in learning about shapes and structures.       

     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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