|Forum topic by ScrooLoose||posted 03-15-2013 08:09 PM||677 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
03-15-2013 08:09 PM
I recently was gifted 6 huge cedar logs from my mother when she had to remove an old cedar tree from her from yard. Me and a buddy of mine have a portable mill and split these 6 logs into about 60 rough cut 1” planks, 8.5’ long and a minimum width of 8”, but most average 12-14” wide. We then had 4 pieces of cedar heartwood that were 3” to 3.5” thick, 99” long, and 12-14” wide. I decided to use one to make an outdoor bench for my wife’s garden sitting area. I have cured the plank in a vacuum kiln, and done the sanding, and am awaiting my finishing supplies to come in.
Where the rub comes in at is that my cousin was over and I was telling him (a carpenter) about my plans for this cedar top, but using some white oak I have for the base. He told me that was a phenomenally bad idea as the Oak would cause the Cedar to rot away. Have any of you more experienced gents (and gals) ever head of this? I was simply going by how great these contrasting wood types would look together.
(For those curious, I’ll attach a picture of the plank.)
-- K & K Woodworking