Question regarding lining hope chest with aromatic cedar

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Forum topic by tommytenspeed posted 01-30-2014 01:23 AM 1021 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-30-2014 01:23 AM

Topic tags/keywords: cross grained situation cedar lined hope chest oak cedar

I am currently making a hope chest and need some advise on how to line it with aromatic cedar.

I have constructed the exterior case with solid red oak using frame and raised panel construction similar to kitchen cabinet doors and want to line the inside with cedar. i have constructed the bottom of the case using solid cedar and encased it in a dado allowing it to float to allow for expansion and contraction. The lining of the rest of the inside concerns me as to how I will allow for the inevitable movement of the cedar. I cannot simply glue it in place as this would create a cross grain situation with the stiles of the exterior cabinet.’

Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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#1 posted 01-30-2014 03:20 AM

I built my daughter one about 30 years ago using the same type of construction. I used 1/4” tongue and groove cedar to line it with just used a brad nailer to attach. Held up well so far.

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