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Buckaroo

CEDAR LINING

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Hi Buck, Buck, Buckaroo... I have done several blanket chests and lined them with the cedar closet liner boards that are sold at Lowes & HD.  They are about 14" thickness.  Is there another product out there specifically for blanket chests that is a bit thinner?  I really like the nicer cedar smell when the chest is opened.

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33 minutes ago, Cal said:

lined them with the cedar closet liner boards that are sold at Lowes & HD.  They are about 14" thickness.

Assume you meant 1/4" didn't you? 14" thickness probably would require extra help to move.:rolleyes: Like a forklift. :lol:

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38 minutes ago, Cal said:

lined them with the cedar closet liner boards that are sold at Lowes & HD.

I've done the same...mine came from Menard's but probably same product as Blue & Orange. I've used either 18 ga brads or 23 ga pin nails nailing through the tongue (like you would do on hardwood flooring) to secure...no glue.

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One word of caution, oil in the cedar can stain fabrics when placed in direct contact. Either wrap fabric in plastic or place loose layer on bottom & sides to prevent direct contact with the fabric.

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Another quick suggestion speaking of Gramps suggestion about oil in the Cedar, years ago I built a blanket chest, one of a few, my first one, never never never never never never never ever, use BLO on the inside of your chest, it stinks to this day! Someday I'll put a coat of shellac over it to hide the stink. I keep thinking it'll air out eventually, 8 years later and it has not! I'm getting used to the smell of BLO on our light shawls and blankets. :lol:

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I built a cedar chest in high school shop class, solid cedar. Then later built a cedar line chest, worked fine. My wife wanted me to line a closet with cedar when I did some remodeling.  I found out that they made a pressed panel like todays pressed particle board. I installed it and it had the cedar smell. However after a period of years the smell left. I was told to sand the surface and it would return. There was NO way she would take everything out or put up with the mess.

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11 hours ago, John Morris said:

Another quick suggestion speaking of Gramps suggestion about oil in the Cedar, years ago I built a blanket chest, one of a few, my first one, never never never never never never never ever, use BLO on the inside of your chest, it stinks to this day! Someday I'll put a coat of shellac over it to hide the stink. I keep thinking it'll air out eventually, 8 years later and it has not! I'm getting used to the smell of BLO on our light shawls and blankets. :lol:

Why am I now picturing You wearing a shawl?

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By George I done went & opened a box of info on using Cedar!! I have several board ft. of it under the shelter, now I'm ??'ing muself bout building Cedar Chest wit it!!

Good Grief Charlie Brown what else/other can I do with it, it needs ta be planed prolly be 3/4" after. Dag gum, yall got my old brain thanking, heaw I wuz thanking I had something special, guess I'll do other wise.

UNLESS SOMEBODY gives me good idea what I can do with it. Guess I could build a set of those's 'cuties' truck bodies, ya kno, ones only one four inch board high, goes to bout middle of bed and & stops, you kno what I mean.

THANKS EVERYONE for information.

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3 minutes ago, Buckaroo said:

now I'm ??'ing muself bout building Cedar Chest wit it!!

No need to ?? yourself about it. Nothing wrong with building a chest out of it at all...just some precautions on what/how you might store things inside.

You still can use some of it to line the cherry chest too...resew it, then plane it down to 1/4" +/-.

You can also make small boxes with it for jewelry. keepsakes, personal items and the like.

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6 hours ago, Grandpadave52 said:

You still can use some of it to line the cherry chest too...resew it, then plane it down to 1/4"

My turn Dave:D

 

Assume you meant resaw it?  Or do you use a needle and thread to put it back together?;)

 

Good ideas tho Buck.  When our son was a teen he scroll sawed out car emblems out of 1/4" scraps and sold them as "never ending air fresheners" or something like that.

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2 hours ago, Cal said:

Assume you meant resaw it?

I did,:blush: but just goes to show you how quickly a computer can take over:lol:

...or just trying to see if you would catch it:rolleyes:

...or my Southern drawl kicked in momentarily;)

...or all those letters are grouped together sew ya' never know what might pop up...:blink:

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