In response to Karson’s wood find on cedar lumber, this is an example of some cedar lumber I found about 6 years ago. A gentleman advertised that he had some cedar lumber for sale. I called him and got directions to his place. When I got there the lumber looked like this picture.
The gentleman told me that he had cut the cedar 30 years ago and it had been stored in his attic. He decided to get it down and sell it. He took it out of his attic and put it on the back porch. But before he got around to putting it in the paper for sale, his cats and dogs got to doing there #1 duty on it and boy did it smell. The wood was so black you couldn’t tell it was actually cedar until you scratched it with a knife and got some of the darkness off.
I finally agreed to buy it for $45.00 and loaded it up on my pickup. It almost filled the back of my truck when we got it loaded. We headed back to the shop and unloaded it and I just had to see what it was like so I headed to the planer.
After planing it and seeing what it looked like I made 2 cedar chests for my Step-daughter and my step-sons wife and here is what they looked like.
So do not judge the look of the lumber before you see what is under the weathered look.
-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps