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Hello Everyone!

With y'all's help, we finished our stove and bench!!

In my reading, watching and searches on this forum, I have been unable to discern what types of materials are safe to use on top of the bench. We were thinking of something soft, non-insulative and chemical free.

Any thoughts?

Cheers,

Adam
 
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Natural fibers, like wool or cotton. What you want to avoid are synthetic fibers, plastics, that will melt and maybe release toxins if they burn. Same goes for the batting (fill inside the blanket or pillow).
Fabrics that can take the "high" setting on the iron; delicates are a no, too much heat.
Avoid fire-proofing sprays and other chemical treatments to the fabrics.

This is the advice I have read from a number of sources. You want to avoid chemicals that may release toxins if burned, and you want material that will scorch as opposed to melt. So all natural fibers and tough enough to take hot ironing, are the basic guidelines.
 
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Those two pointers are VERY helpful! Thanks!
 
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