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rboyatt1
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Joining cedar

Is tongue and groove the only effective method of joining cedar boards? I have been told it is due to the charactristics of cedar.

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Re: Joining cedar

 First question would be which cedar?   In the case of red aromatic cedar, I used just plain,old yellow glue.  On all the projects so far that I've done, I just used the same glue as any other wood I use.    This also goes for a Blanket Chest made out of Aromatic red cedar that even had raised panel sides of the same wood, and a coopered top.   Worked just fine.

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Re: Joining cedar

 


whitedogstr8leg wrote:

 First question would be which cedar?   In the case of red aromatic cedar, I used just plain,old yellow glue.  On all the projects so far that I've done, I just used the same glue as any other wood I use.    This also goes for a Blanket Chest made out of Aromatic red cedar that even had raised panel sides of the same wood, and a coopered top.   Worked just fine.


 

 

Plain old glue is the way to go. In fact the glue in your joint will be stronger than the wood.

 

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Gary K.
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Re: Joining cedar

First of all...Welcome to the forums,

 

 

 

Like Rick and W. Dog said before me, there is no particular reason not to use regular yellow carpenter's glue. There are some exotics that are prone to be a wee bit oily and I usually wipe them down with a solvent before I glue them up, but cedar should be fine for glueing.

 

 

 

 

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rboyatt1
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Re: Joining cedar

It is red aromatic cedar. I appreciate the answer.

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RussBoyd
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Remember not to finish the cedar or it will lose the aroma.

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Sawdustr
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Hey Russ,

I don't want my cedar aroma any a where cause I might need it for the cedar chest. if it's gonna aroma all over the place how can I catch it to put it in the box?

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If you're using it outside, use a glue designed to be used outside.

 

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Re: Joining cedar

 


Sawdustr wrote:

Hey Russ,

I don't want my cedar aroma any a where cause I might need it for the cedar chest. if it's gonna aroma all over the place how can I catch it to put it in the box?


 

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