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Ok, I've made a slight error. Ordered some cedar on the web. Got a great price for it. However, when it arrived I realized it was aromatic cedar. Problem is that I'm making an adirondack chair for my niece. Is there a problem with using it? Do I have to go out and buy regular outdoor cedar? It sure smells nice, but don't want to use it if it's going to have problems. I will be sending it to humid upstate New York. Thanks.
"hope springs eternal"
05-14-2001, 06:00 PM
LAST EDITED ON May-14-01 AT 07:07PM (CDT)
Did they send you Red Cedar? What dimension?
I have never seen outdoor furniture made of Red Cedar.
I have only seen White Cedar outdoors.
I'll do some research and get back to you.
It would make a nice blanket chest :o
05-19-2001, 12:41 PM
OK, aparently you can use eastern red cadar for outdoor furniture (the smelly kind).
I found a great site with allkinds of stuff to do with ERC.
Check it out, its pretty cool!
05-30-2001, 08:17 PM
Just a point of reference-aromatic cedar is not a true cedar-it is actually a juniper. You might want to check its worthiness for outdoor use with this information. Don't know if it matters, but just in case. I may be too late. Sorry. Also, you may notice on the surface of freshly cut or planed ARC that there appears to be a crystal or glitterly substance. This can be irritating to some people. You may want to see if it will bother your niece.