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Howie

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09-22-2013 03:06 PM

I plan on lining a blanket chest(oak) with cedar closet liner. I was going to “tack” it with pin nails and put a dab of glue on it also. My intent was to wipe the ends with laquer thinner and then use Titebond 3 .
Anyone see a problem with this? All comments are welcomed.

-- Life is good.


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 09-22-2013 03:34 PM

I see no problem with your plan. I’m guessing the liner you’re using is the thin boards as opposed to the stuff that looks like flakeboard. I built one some years ago using the liner boards, and simply put a small brad in the center of each board. It has held up well over the years. I don’t think the lacquer thinner is needed, but it’s not going to hurt anything either.

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AlanBienlein

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#2 posted 09-22-2013 03:37 PM

What is the purpose of the lacquer thinner. Just glue it. Here are two examples of projects I did using aromatic cedar. The desk was done with titebond II and the tool cart was done with titebond III.

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Charlie

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#3 posted 09-22-2013 04:54 PM

I use pre-foamed gorilla glue when I make flutes out of aromatic red cedar. :)

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rrww

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#4 posted 09-22-2013 05:12 PM

I just use Titebond II – never had a failure yet.

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Howie

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#5 posted 09-22-2013 05:20 PM

Thanks for the comments.
I just figured that cedar being kind of oily(??) I should clean it first. Appears like that isn’t necessary.

@Fred: yes the planks not that other stuff.

Thanks again

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Rick Dennington

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#6 posted 09-22-2013 07:33 PM

Howie,

Sounds like a plan to me…...Are you just doing the bottom of the chest or the whole thing…? You could always just use pocket hole joinery, and avoid a lot of glueups…..Remember, glue is like Brylcreem….a little dab’ll do ya…..!!!!!!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Howie

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#7 posted 09-22-2013 11:10 PM

Thanks Rick, I’m just going to line the inside walls. I just thought a little “dab” of glue might be in order in case one of the pin nails popped loose.
Besides the slats on the closet liner aren’t thick enough for pocket screws.

-- Life is good.

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Rick Dennington

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#8 posted 09-23-2013 12:46 AM

Got it, Howie…....I guess that takes care of that…...lol…....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 09-30-2013 01:19 AM

I use Titebond 3 on Cedar all the time. No problems!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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