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i am gonna pick up a bunch of 5/4 cedar decking 2-3 feet long any good for the router or turning? or maybe firewood. thanks rich1
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Would make nice planter boxes, tree houses etc. Very router friendly soft wood. Could make signs. My wife likes flowers so I would go with the planter boxes. Course she like birds too.
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Well Rich there's always bird houses and bird feeders. Which cedar is great for.
Flower boxes or bird houses, sounds like the wife is going to be pleased.




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Hi, rich1. There are lots of things you can do with it as mentioned above. For making the planters or bird houses all you have to do is resaw it into 1/2 or 3/4" boards and you have yourself a bunch of lumber. The cedar is great for outdoor projects.

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thanks for the replies freebies are good. rich1
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Hi rich1

I can see a BBQ table in your future all the way around the BBQ, need to start thinking about summer time

Short boards are no more than boards that need to be jointed to make them longer again with your router table...

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There is lots of things you can do with Cedar. I do like Bj's idea... BBQ. (for some reason now, I'm hungry )

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I've never tried burning cedar -- but I can't imagine it making decent firewood.
Way too soft- and too -- aromatic.

If you just absolutely can't find anything that thrills your soul to make out of it -
It does make a nice mulch -- or cut into very small pieces and tied up in little pouches it makes a great sachet for your storage trunks or closets.

But first I would take a look around the back yard and see if some of the other ideas suggested dont spark something for you.

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Now that someone mentioned BBQ... Seems to me some folks BBQ Salmon on cedar planks. I hear it is prettly good though I haven't tried it myself.
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thanks guys im starving now. rich1
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