What to do with Western Red Cedar cutoffs?

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Forum topic by DrewM posted 11-18-2010 03:13 AM 1818 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-18-2010 03:13 AM

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I just finished a fencing project and have multiple western red cedar cutoffs in 1×2, 1×4, 1×6, and 2×4. i have roughly 40 8” pieces of 1×4, 15 40” 1×2, a few 1×6 pieces ranging from 8” to 40”, and 3 2×4 about 24”. I was thinking of making some small boxes or other little things to give as gifts. Id like to make use of some of my handtools. I cant really think of any ideas and really want to make use of this lumber laying in my shop. Thanks for your help.

-- Drew, Delaware

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#1 posted 11-18-2010 03:25 AM

Do you have a dado blade? Check out my bread cooling racks, cooling racks, trivets, etc, etc,...
Anyway, they can be used for many things. Plant stands to food coolers to your imagination.
I thought someone would have made something by now, but no one seems to be making any. Don’t use too many hand tools. But, believe me, they are great gifts.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 11-18-2010 04:07 AM

Looks like you have enough material to build a birdhouse :-)

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#3 posted 11-18-2010 05:00 AM

Lincoln Logs. . .most kids like them; small planter boxes (besides plain boxes, you can rip 3/4” pieces and stagger them from a small bottom to a large top). . .both types lend themselves to nice hanging plant containers.


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#4 posted 11-18-2010 07:40 AM

Salmon planks — great for BBQs

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#5 posted 11-18-2010 05:15 PM

Wine cork display frames? Tow behind rolling toys (I’m thinking about making a pirate ship that bobs along on off-center wheels)? You could just make potpourri out of shavings…

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