Those of you who know me know that I’m always on the lookout for wood (not). I’ve got more lumber than I’ll ever use in my lifetime.
But I’ve been on the lookout for some Aromatic Red Cedar. I saw a log at an acquaintance home and I told him to cut it up. He owns a Woodmizer.
I went to pick up the wood today. He also cut up a few other cedar logs at the same time so he probably had 1000 bd ft cut.
I picked up 6 1X10 – 6’, 6 1X6- 8’, 6 1×8-8’, 7 1×10-8’ and one board maybe 20” x 8’. Some of the boards have a live edge and so they were discounted in size. But overall size turns out to 135 BD Ft for a sale of 115 Bd Ft.
The last red cedar i bought was 40 years and I paid $0.25 per Bd ft. this was a little more. $2.00 a bd ft.
The big board has a nice live edge and might make a great table top. My wife is always needing a baby changing table for the grand kids, So this might fill the need.
The hole you might see in the middle of my lumber storage rack, behind the Yellow Birch that is leaning up on my trojan horse, To the left of the Buffet Hutch under construction, is where I’ll store this wood. The rest of the rack is full, full, full. I had to move wood around to make this hole.
I plan on making a half dozen or so blanket chests for the kids and wife. So I’ll probably resaw this cedar to line the insides of the chests. It is some beautiful wood.
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