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#1 posted 02-06-2017 11:43 PM

Yes it is hard to complete a project with Cedar without marring the surface. However, you’d be amazed how even very deep dents can be steamed out.

I built some gates last year and in one case, forgot to put the cauls on the clamps and dented the wood. Dents were 1/16” to 1/8” deep. Used wet paper towel and cloths iron. All but one dent came out completely. And that one came out almost all the way. The only reason it didn’t come out completely is the wood was torn because it was dented so deeply.

I was very pleasantly surprised at how well steaming worked on it.

-- Clin

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