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#3167170 - 02/17/13 10:58 AM red cedar sap
catman529
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Not sure who can help here but throwing the idea out here if anyone can

started to cut down red cedar to build a rustic looking shelf/stand to put all my deer bones, antlers and junk on. plenty of sticky sap of course, and I don't have time to let the wood dry out in the garage, I want to make the shelves in the next couple weeks if I can. Will this sap be a problem? Should I just cut down some other kind of sapling instead of red cedar? Either way it will pretty much be green wood when I build it...
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#3167303 - 02/17/13 01:15 PM Re: red cedar sap [Re: catman529]
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The sap will be a problem! If you use a green piece of wood and don't allow it to dry, it will ooze sap and twist on you.

With that being said, how big a piece do you need and when do you need it by? I bet ther is a specialty lumber shop close to you where you am get some rough sawn red cedar! We have one here in knoxville.
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#3167305 - 02/17/13 01:19 PM Re: red cedar sap [Re: Diehard Hunter]
catman529
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I'd look into that except I want to use wood that I cut from a place I can hunt. I guess I should let it dry a few months?
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#3167307 - 02/17/13 01:22 PM Re: red cedar sap [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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Die hard is right on, cedar is (to me ) the worst to twist on you if it's not dried.. I may be able to help you out, i have alot of rough cut cedar boards around a 1" thick and varies width's dried, let me know how much you need or the dimensions of the shelf and i may be able to help you out, I know franklin is a long ways from Lenoir city but if small enough the shipping may not be that bad and the wood will be free. If i can help just let me know.
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#3167343 - 02/17/13 02:10 PM Re: red cedar sap [Re: marlin45/70]
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Can you look for a Cedar tree that is already dead and down ??It would be much better wood.
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#3167344 - 02/17/13 02:13 PM Re: red cedar sap [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Diehard Hunter
The sap will be a problem! If you use a green piece of wood and don't allow it to dry, it will ooze sap and twist on you.

With that being said, how big a piece do you need and when do you need it by? I bet ther is a specialty lumber shop close to you where you am get some rough sawn red cedar! We have one here in knoxville.


Which one is that Diehard....
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#3167349 - 02/17/13 02:15 PM Re: red cedar sap [Re: leader]
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 Originally Posted By: leader
 Originally Posted By: Diehard Hunter
The sap will be a problem! If you use a green piece of wood and don't allow it to dry, it will ooze sap and twist on you.

With that being said, how big a piece do you need and when do you need it by? I bet ther is a specialty lumber shop close to you where you am get some rough sawn red cedar! We have one here in knoxville.


Which one is that Diehard....


Jeffries woodworks off of chapman highway. It is where I buy all my specialty lumber.
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#3167462 - 02/17/13 04:13 PM Re: red cedar sap [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: WestTn Huntin'man
Can you look for a Cedar tree that is already dead and down ??It would be much better wood.
I might have to do that
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