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#1 posted 05-15-2012 06:52 PM

Hate to admit this, Cedarman, but I’m just not too much on the cedar bandwagon. You never see it in stores, as Loren suggests you look, and the places I see it most is at large flea markets and some craft shows. Maybe it’s because I live in SE Tennessee close to NC, and you live in VA, so the stuff is just everywhere. I traded off 6 – 10 foot logs of old growth cedar, (guy planked one up for me so he got five), for 7 – ten foot long pieces of 1 inch thick old growth walnut. I just felt the 7 planks were worth more to me than 5 logs of cedar. He planked it all up and made a walk-in closet for his wife. Never see the light of day. And the one log is still there I kept, thought I might make some bowls, just doesn’t do much for me.

Your designs are fine, but make it out of something else is my suggestion. When is the last time you saw an Aderondack chair (I know that’s spelled wrong), in cedar in a World Market, Home Store, or any other place like Pottery Barn or even a Cracker Barrel? But I bet you saw them in oaks of all types, pines, poplars, butternut, etc.

Try other woods…

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