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Forum topic by Lalaland posted 09-20-2008 10:19 PM 768 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lalaland

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09-20-2008 10:19 PM

I work out in the construction field, so I see construction grade lumber every day. I have one builder who throws away so much pine and cedar. I can’t resist picking it up. I have 1×6, 1×8, 4×10, 8×8, etc All at varying lengths. My question, is cedar good for any kind of furniture other than outdoor furniture or trim?


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USCJeff

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#1 posted 09-20-2008 10:49 PM

Well, you mentioned the main uses i associate Cedar with. good for closets and clothing doors. Makes great potpourri (probably butchered that spelling). I would imagine it could work as a secondary wood.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#2 posted 09-20-2008 10:55 PM

I would think that it could be used for really anything you could imagine.

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#3 posted 09-21-2008 01:26 AM

what kind of cedar, western red or aromatic? western red is good for outdoor furniture, aromatic is good for chest and closets.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms http://woodnwaresms.com

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scottb

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#4 posted 09-21-2008 01:49 AM

outdoor furniture can come indoors. – which cedar do they use for humidors?

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SawDustnSplinters

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#5 posted 09-21-2008 01:59 AM

I think it is Spanish Cedar, Scott, .....

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , http://www.allthingsrustix.com , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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SawDustnSplinters

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#6 posted 09-21-2008 03:34 AM

Co-Incidentally I just turned a bunch of throw-away new sub-division lumber into money…check it out bro :
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/9980
and if you need any help ….just ask…

Be well…

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , http://www.allthingsrustix.com , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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Joey

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#7 posted 09-22-2008 01:46 PM

It’s spanish cedar for humidors. Aromatic or eastern cedar is what is used for chests and closets. it has the nice smell. Western red cedar is soft but is used for outdoor furniture or siding on structures. it doesn’t rot but is not bug resistant. My parents house is red cedar and there is a type of bee that loves to bore holes in it all the time.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms http://woodnwaresms.com

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cliffb

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#8 posted 09-25-2008 01:46 AM

Bird houses, also easy carving wood.

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mski

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#9 posted 09-25-2008 02:12 AM

I have been trying to find cedar for months out here in CA for a porch swing, what I find is as much or more than white oak!!
If it is good for outdoors I imagine indoors it will last forever, it is soft wood though.
Take all you can!!!!
We built a Doug Fir patio table out of green Home Depot 2x’s planed and dried. On my projects.

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL

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