On that note, does anyone know where you can buy kiln dried pine? I went today to Home Depot and Lowes and BOTH said they didn't carry it. Is it under a different name?
I have to admit, I'm glad about this day and age in the internet. It is so nice to be able to get information and do things right. Not only that but go out there informed. The guy at HD said they didn't carry it but then asked what I wanted to do. I responded with building shelves for chinchillas so I needed the KD Pine, because it's untreated and safe. He then said, oh, come with me you can use this. MDF is great for shelves, these will work well for your guys. In case you didn't know MDF stands for medium density fiber wood. When I told him it wouldn't work he asked me why not. I said because if they chew on it, it might be toxic and he goes, "oh right, because of the glue." /facepalm
Anyway, I don't want to have to buy shelves because I was excited about making my own. Does KD Pine come under any other names? I saw Poplar wood and read that was safe, but I'm hesitant.