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#1 posted 02-19-2014 02:09 AM

I’m not certain I would use solid cedar. While it doesn’t rot or attract insects easily, it will splinter at the end grain rub points.

My choice would be to make a three layer lamination, either using cedar all the way through with a harder wood one the center piece at the edges so the hinge screws don’t pull out and so it will be more likely to survive a break in.

The other way would be to use a three piece lamination with a good solid hardwood layer in the middle, not just on the edges.
Osage Orange comes to mind, or Black Locust, lol.

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