Cedar Glue Questions

I got a nice load of cedar wood reclaimed from an an old deck. I am putting Mr. Lumber Wizard to work.
Question about indoor gluing. If I want to make a basic panel, do I use the same methods and get the same results from gluing, say, oak or birch?
Question about outdoor gluing. If I want to make longer 1 X 4 rails for an outdoor bench out of shorter (true) 1 X 4, will a lap joint and glue work, or should I use a more elaborate joint or a special kind of glue?
Thanks,
S.
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Yes
Maybe. I'd use Titebond II or III, or some other water resistant glue. And I'd probably use my router and a 1:12 taper jig to make a tapered scarf joint rather than a simple lap joint, if I wanted more strength (more long grain to long grain in the joint). But making the overlap in the lap joint longer could achieve the same thing.

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I haven't had any problems gluing cedar.
For the bench, I would probably double it up and stagger the joints. And when in doubt, epoxy.
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