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I've read all the DIY post I can find but one thing is bugging me. I've been told that pine is bad for bearded dragons but can we use plywood for enclosures? I can get pine and aspen. But where I'm from maple and oak is stupid expensive.
I would be painting with DryLok.
Thanks in advance.


BD.org Sicko
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Hi there,

If you are sealing the wood, it really does not matter. Even maple plywood is typically made out of pine, it just has a thin maple veneer over the pine.

Painting or using a poly or equivalent sealer will seal in any potential toxins from the pine.



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Thanks I figured it was something like that because none of the articles I read made reference to it being an issue. But, I definitely don't want to make any mistakes.
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