Cedar Box For Pellet Stove Fuel

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Project by spindeepster posted 11-17-2014 03:58 PM 1240 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friends Jan & Jerry had a cedar tree fall on their property after a heavy snowstorm several years ago. They gave me the logs, that were then delivered to a mill. It took over a year for the lumber to cure, plus a few years of procrastination on my part to find this end result. This box is for storage of fuel for their pellet stove. You might notice that the box is sitting on a stump. That’s the stump of the very tree that produced the wood for it’s construction. The tree has returned, in some small way to where it began.

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#1 posted 11-17-2014 06:57 PM

Nice project. Cedar wood makes a project even more beuatiful.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 11-17-2014 10:39 PM

Thanks Ivan. I really enjoyed returning the wood to a place so close to where it grew. Jan & Jerry could see the tree right out their front window. Now they can enjoy looking at it in another form in their living room!

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#3 posted 11-18-2014 03:46 AM

That is an amazing picture. It’s like the tree grew right there in to a box. I wish I had a way of getting nice cedar like that. Your box makes me more on edge to build a cedar strip canoe…Nice job.

-- -'Tis easier to govern the populous if they do not hate you.

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#4 posted 11-18-2014 10:06 AM

Xanthoman, cedar grows common in my area. It is planted as landscaping, and grows wild on it’s own. Sometimes after heavy rain that softens the soil, then high winds, the trees are uprooted. Heavy snow will also weigh the tree down and they will split…like this one did. You have to be ready to go to a property owner with a chainsaw and offer to remove the tree. I have a mill close by, and the operator charges a nominal fee to cut it into lumber. I have stacks and stacks of cedar waiting to become my next project.

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#5 posted 11-18-2014 10:23 AM

I have a soft spot for cedar. Eastern red cedar. You have made a good looking box the way I like to see them. From the log to the finished project. Gives a person a little more pride.

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