Change the wood type.
"A banker quit his £80000 a year job to live his dream of being a carpenter - only to discover he has developed an allergy to African hardwood.
African Mahogany at Helena Hardwoods. Image source: Flickr, Creative Commons license.
But Mr Hill refused to return to London where he had worked as an investment banker for UBS for nearly eight years.
He started using Welsh oak wood instead of African hardwoods - and realised it was one type of wood he isn't allergic to."
Oak wood. Image source: Flickr, Creative Commons license.
Luckily, the well-known medical blogger GruntDoc does not have any of those problems with his fun project: hardwood chair mat.
Read more from Allergy Notes: Would-be Carpenter Develops Wood Allergy.