Re: ETNZ IACC120 Dual build thread
Western red cedar is very common out here in BC (we grow it). You should be able to find it at a good lumber yard or at a place that makes fencing. In Ontario, you may find eastern white cedar. That should work too. Check your yellow pages under LUMBER or FENCING
The best grade is clear cedar, but if not available, regular fencing grade can be used. It comes in various sizes, eg lathing, and 1by3, 1by4 and in 6, 8 and 10 ft lengths.
Pick over the stack looking for edges free from bark and as few knots as possible. Look for outer planks as they are less dense than heart wood. Warped planks are not much of an issue as you will be splitting it into narrow planks and they will bend quite easily.
On the saw, I use a narrow kerf planer blade for very clean cuts.
Last edited by hiljoball; 07-13-2009 at 08:03 PM.
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