Cedar post cut offs

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Blog entry by Mrowell posted 11-19-2018 11:38 PM 1068 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was recently given some 8×8 and 12×12 cedar post cut offs that one of the guys working for me has been storing for years. I have a few ideas of what they can be used on but figured I would see what other people’s creativeness would bring! Any suggestions welcome

-- Matt R

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#1 posted 11-20-2018 12:15 AM

The first thing that comes to me is serving trays. It can be resawed, and it would not take up much of the stock.
You can book match the sides.
The second thing is, matching drink coasters. inserted with a ceramic tile section, cork, etc.
There are many options available for you!
I have some cypress cut offs that were given to me. I plan on making some of those with the wood.

Ellery Becnel

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#2 posted 11-20-2018 03:15 AM

Cedar boxes are always nice…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 11-20-2018 03:25 PM

Here are a few projects that might inspire you

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 11-21-2018 01:59 AM

Resaw and build boxes,clocks or ukulele tops. It it was long enough you could make yourself a nice tool box with it all. If you have a lathe you could cut them up smaller and make lamps or pens

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#5 posted 11-21-2018 03:36 AM

Maybe some birdhouses.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 11-21-2018 12:19 PM

I was also given 6×6 cedar cut offs. I ended up re sawing and making the frame for an outdoor bbq cart.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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#7 posted 11-22-2018 05:02 AM

Awesome ideas!

Hermit that was one of the ideas I had, I want an area to store bbq supplies that’s not an eye sore on the deck!

-- Matt R

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#8 posted 11-24-2018 12:15 AM

I grabbed an old cedar trellis from my neighbor that was heading to the landfill. I cleaned up the lumber and built this cooler stand.
It’s amazing what 25 year old cedar looks like if you plane off 1/16”

-- Life is hard. It's even harder when you're stupid. - John Wayne

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#9 posted 12-06-2018 02:54 AM

Kevin that’s beautiful!! Hopefully this cedar looks that good cleaned up!!!

-- Matt R

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