Aromatic cedar instead of Wolmanized.

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Project by Arthouse posted 986 days ago 1294 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I remodeled this outdoor ” Casita” or bar for a friend of mine . I first wanted a outdoor lumber to never rot . I looked at a lumber yard for wolmanized 4’‘x 6’’ . I first noticed the endgrain of a load of about 40 . I saw that the lumber mill had center cut everyone of the pieces knowing full well after I installed they would warp and twist when they dried. I then call a frequented lumber yard and asked for Kiln Dry 4’’ x 6’’ and the yard man said they were center cut with the pith in the center and were twisted enough to only use for boat materiel . I then went to a saw mill in the next town and got what I wanted . Aromatic cedar that would never rot and cut from a fresh log cutting away from the pith . I not only got the beam material but the owner gave me a deal on the on the 4/4 material he called first cuts off the top of the log that were twenty feet long still had the live edge on them. I bought all the first cuts I needed for the roof deck material for 150.00 what a deal. I then went back to my studio and planned all the material to it’s desired thickness. I fashioned the angled supports at my studio and went to installing. The job was easy enough untill I had to screw down the saltillo tile . The hole in each tile had to have a certain pattern to match up with the roof ridge. After all was done the owner thanked me for such a high standard of craftsmanship. This made me smile with the warmth coming from my toes all the way to my nose. All this and Heaven too.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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#1 posted 986 days ago

I imagine the shop still smells really nice after planing that cedar ! wish i could have been there, just as nice as the smell of baking bread coming from the kitchen ( to me ) . Very nice job and great workmanship .
Best wishes .

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#2 posted 986 days ago

Nice job. That sure is pretty wood!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 986 days ago

Really nice project. Fits in very nicely

-- Norman

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#4 posted 986 days ago

Great looking project. I love cedar, but have to use a respirator anytime I cut it.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 985 days ago

Very Sweeeeet!!!! Your jobs and projects always have a “Quality First” look and feel, this is a great one, nice explanation as well, very interesting story, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#6 posted 982 days ago

this is really nice—my kind of structure

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 969 days ago

Nice job, liked the unsupported overhang!

-- Fred, Georgia

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#8 posted 801 days ago

i really love this, well i really love red cedar, and you did a great job on this roof, i would love to have that in my house, well i reeally could live under that roof, give me a little wind screen and a little stove and i would be good to go, , great job here…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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