BORG cedar for drawers??

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Forum topic by smash posted 07-09-2009 11:14 PM 1494 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-09-2009 11:14 PM

Hello all,

I’ve been working on a dresser and chest of drawers for my daughters room. I’m approaching the time to start building the drawer boxes and I’m deciding on what material to use. I was at my local BORG and noticed they have various lengths of 1x cedar for sale in the wood isle next to the oak and poplar. It has kind of a shaggy appearance to it so I’m not sure if it’s just unfinished or it’s just some certain type of cedar. I’ve seen cedar used in drawer construction and of course cedar chests before and was wondering if the BORG cedar will work or are there different types of cedar? I do have a jointer and planer so I’d be able to surface it if in fact it will work. So, will it work?

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#1 posted 07-09-2009 11:25 PM

More than likely not what you want, I’m guessing you are talking about wanting the Red aromatic cedar. If you find some at the borg store, it’ll be in pkgs of thinner planks and pretty pricey, the times I’ve seen them there.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#2 posted 07-10-2009 09:52 PM

Thanks for the replys. I think I’ll grab a few small lengths to surface and see how they turn out..

Barry, do you mostly fly cessna’s? I fly a noisier model…

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#3 posted 07-10-2009 11:27 PM

Actually, I drive a DC9 for Northwest..err Delta…err NorthDelta…or whatever we are now. I’ve got plenty of Cessna time, however, as I’ve been a civilian pilot my whole life. That 182 is a nice ride, I’m jealous. A buddy of mine recently bought a 185 so I still get to do some real flying.

But this being lumberjocks and all, have you ever thought of building an airplane?? I’ve got a bunch of hours in a Stearman and I’ve seen a set of wings being built…very cool, no dresser drawers, but cool…

Oh yeah, 190,000 watts!?@$# I can only imagine…

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#4 posted 07-11-2009 01:01 AM

The borg cedar around where I live is usually western cedar and to me is a little soft to use for drawers. I’d use poplar, maple or white oak for durability, but that’s just me. Good luck!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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