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03-24-2010 03:31 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question cedar

I have a bunch of 6/4 ceder sitting in the shop for years and now my gate needs and upgrade. I’m thinking about doing something like this. ANyone have experiance with this design? Ever tried it orr something similar? I’m just trying to do my research to minimize mistakes.

Thanks in advance

-- Michael, South Florida,

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#1 posted 03-24-2010 03:49 AM

your going to scorch 6/4 down to that? It’s a nice looking gate, but you could purchase new material for cheap and make use of such wood in a better fashion.

does your cedar not talk to you?

-- measure once, keep cuttin' til it fits

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#2 posted 03-24-2010 06:20 AM

The cedar has not spokem a word in about 6 ears when it said “buy me” Saw it at a yard sale. About 10 planks 6 ft long about 12 – 16 ionches wide. Some shorted boards too, about 36 inchs that were used for shelves. It used wall shelving to hold tv and electronics so its beefy rough sawn seder. Some b3/4 inch countersinckas in it for lag screws I thioug I may tun into dutchme, Thought about a bench, but I don’t really need one. I was going to steal some and mill it down starting with a resaw, face plane amd thinkness to yeild different boards for some low voltage landscape lighting I have from an old Wood MAgazine article. That is if I had the time

I guess I’m just looking for something for my ceder and this seemed liikea good option. I do need to replace one gate, it’s shot right now.

The video makes it look soooo easy. What hey did in one after noon, wouold take me weeks without my 3 year old helping. I need something and I’m having a hard time dedidint ot cut into my ceder collection or not.

-- Michael, South Florida,

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#3 posted 03-24-2010 03:23 PM

I say go for it. Cedar outdoors always looks good. Build what makes you happy. Ron’s project looks like a lot of fun and an easy one at that.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#4 posted 03-24-2010 04:02 PM

Sounds like you hesitated on cutting the cedar, so don’t do it.

-- Simple advice is the best advice

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#5 posted 03-24-2010 09:25 PM

I was going to replace one with an arched, square lattice panel gate since I have square lattice panels on either side. I made them from 5/8 square PT SYP. After speaking to Suzanne (thats my wife) she does not want me to change that gate. She likes the privacy of a solid gate by the front door. However, I do need to replace the gate on the other side of the house which twisted like a pretzel over the years. There I will use my beloved cedar to build a new gate. Still need the solid panel for privacy but the project should be quick and fun.
Kodiak – I would not say hesitate – just patient. I have had this cedar for a long time just waiting for the right project and I feel this is the one. I am going to move on it and cut some cedar. Don’t worry – I have lots of it ;-)

-- Michael, South Florida,

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