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Windfall of Cedar

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  • #462514
    yellaD
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    The health club that I belong to is in the process of redoing their sauna, as well as some other parts of the locker room. This means that they are ripping out the old cedar and putting in new cedar. I asked the manager if I could have any of the old wood, and he agreed to let me come by when they had started. Well, today the wood was removed, and here’s a few pictures of what I came away with. I see some Adirondack chairs in my future!

    Good score! Great for outdoor furniture and board and batten. Smells great too!

    #462528
    roninohio
    Pro
    New Franklin, OH

    Nice score on the cedar, can’t wait to see the Adirondack chairs you build.

    First thought was @cranbrook2, he’d love to get his hands on that cedar to make birdhouses.

    I have a huge pile of T&G wood in my shed . it is 80 year old hemlock . Same wood as this !

    Super site @cranbrook2. I might have to order a set of plans from you. Beautiful work!

    Wear a dust mask cutting the cedar so you don’t get sick like I did.

    #462552

    I see one very very large birdhouse in your future…

    #462614
    redwood
    Pro

    I guess I better go to the local gym and see if I can make a score like that. Congrats.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

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    #462621
    yellaD
    Pro

    Cedar in NA is also good for Shou-sugi-ban. Google that! Something I am absolutely going to try as soon as I have a space to do something like that, in smaller scale to start maybe.

    #462624
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    Cedar in NA is also good for Shou-sugi-ban. Google that! Something I am absolutely going to try as soon as I have a space to do something like that, in smaller scale to start maybe.

    That is pretty cool , I have seen guys torch wood before but nothing like that , It really creates some very nice looking patterns .

    #462715
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Nice score Bailey! 👌

    #462766
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    I have a huge pile of T&G wood in my shed . it is 80 year old hemlock . Same wood as this !

    That is some nice old Hemlock John. Nice grain.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #463106
    bethepro
    Keymaster
    Mt Prospect, IL

    Just a suggestion, but how about lining your closet with it? I once painted a house that had custom walk-ins and the entire closet walls, ceiling and built in shelves and cabinets were made from cedar. Must have cost a fortune. I must admit, I have never found an Adirondack chair comfortable. I would rather walk into a closet that smelled like a cedar forest. But that’s just me.

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    #463138
    smallerstick
    Pro
    North Bay, ON

    Cedar in NA is also good for Shou-sugi-ban. Google that! Something I am absolutely going to try as soon as I have a space to do something like that, in smaller scale to start maybe.

    I really like that effect. Another one for the to-do list.

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    #463162
    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    Wear a dust mask cutting the cedar so you don’t get sick like I did.

    What makes the cedar different than other woods that gets you sick? Or does all dust get you sick?

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #463305
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    What makes the cedar different than other woods that gets you sick?

    Whatever gives cedar its smell, is in the sawdust and it really seems to bother some people and leave them coughing if they don’t take precautions with dust masks or respirators.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #463329

    @MrFid that’s a nice pile of Cedar,
    That’s a very nice gesture on your behalf to give back two chairs,
    Congrats to you



    @cranbrook2
    wow John, that’s a very nice looking birdhouse, looks awesome. I want to live in it lol

    #463342
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    Just a suggestion, but how about lining your closet with it? I once painted a house that had custom walk-ins and the entire closet walls, ceiling and built in shelves and cabinets were made from cedar. Must have cost a fortune. I must admit, I have never found an Adirondack chair comfortable. I would rather walk into a closet that smelled like a cedar forest. But that’s just me.

    My house has that, certain closets have cedar and I was told it was for deterring bugs. I have found no bugs in that closet so i assume it works.

    #463436
    MrFid
    Pro
    Sudbury, MA

    Wow Shou Sugi Ban looks very interesting.

    Just a suggestion, but how about lining your closet with it? I once painted a house that had custom walk-ins and the entire closet walls, ceiling and built in shelves and cabinets were made from cedar. Must have cost a fortune. I must admit, I have never found an Adirondack chair comfortable. I would rather walk into a closet that smelled like a cedar forest. But that’s just me.

    Maybe you have just never sat in a well built Adirondack chair hahaha! I have a closet that is lined with cedar as well already, and to be honest, one is enough. We store our sweaters/other wool in there during the off season, but personally I could take or leave the smell of cut cedar in a closet.

    #463445
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    If I were to do a closet in cedar I would use red cedar , it has a great smell to it .

    #463448

    You can also use it to line other projects, like chests, blanket boxes or keepsakes, I find planing cedar renews it so that haul can still have a long secondary project lifetime. Enjoy.

    Will

    #463485
    MrFid
    Pro
    Sudbury, MA

    You can also use it to line other projects, like chests, blanket boxes or keepsakes, I find planing cedar renews it so that haul can still have a long secondary project lifetime. Enjoy.

    I agree that cedar reacts well to planing. Most of the boards are already 3/4 inch, so I’ll probably be down a hair or two off that after planing, but that shouldn’t be an issue for my purposes. I may end up using some of it for drawers at some point.

    #463692
    yellaD
    Pro

    One of the best qualities of Cedar is the smell, no? Would be a shame to get rid of it or not take advantage of this unique characteristic. I have no idea if shou-sugi-ban would hegate the smell in any way….

    #463696
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    One of the best qualities of Cedar is the smell, no? Would be a shame to get rid of it or not take advantage of this unique characteristic. I have no idea if shou-sugi-ban would hegate the smell in any way….

    I use white cedar all the time and the only time I can really smell it is when I plane it down otherwise I never really notice it .

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