using cedar wall planks to line a hope chest

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01-05-2013 03:37 AM

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I’m looking for suggestions & hope to lean on your expertise / experience.
I’m building an oak hope chest and want to line it with aromatic cedar wall strips.
Question: Do I glue them in? If so what adhesive? Would a 23ga pin nailer be better?
I want to allow for expansion / contraction but want the slats to be firmly fastened.
Thoughts? Recommendations?
Thanks! Larry

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#1 posted 01-05-2013 05:06 AM

Gluing them sounds like asking for trouble as allowing for differential expansion / contraction would be tricky. I would use tongue and groove or ship lap type joinery which will allow for movement and still look good. Of course you will have to install the slats “correctly” (only nailed on one edge . . .).

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