> I am lining a armoire with aromatic cedar. Is it possible to glue the
> cedar or will the glue overpower or hurt the scent of the cedar?
Use the proper construction adhesive, not wood workers glue.
Apply "dabs" to hold in place.
I'd contact SikaFlex for a recommendation.
On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 13:59:27 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Depending on the thickness of the cedar, you could also T&G it and toe
nail with brads. This would allow the cedar to move independently
from the rest of the case. If well thought out, you'd have very few
brads (maybe even NONE!) to hide, as each board would hide the
previous board's brads.
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On Jul 15, 4:59 pm, email@example.com wrote:
Almost any typical woodworking glue will not present problems. Unless
you're using an atypical glue, like construction adhesive, and keeping
the armoire closed while the glue sets up/cures you shouldn't have any
I'd be more concerned w/ possible cross grain orientation and other
construction details than the glue/scent.
What's the dimensions of the cedar? I like the T&G groove suggestion or
making free-standing inner liner to slip in (what I do for cedar chest
liners) or some other way that doesn't rely on glue alone (preferably at
all other than as a "traditional" joint)...
imo, ymmv, $0.02, etc., etc., ...
I took a little different approach to this on two half-trunks I made for my
boys to take to camp... I glued up eastern red cedar panels and sized them
the same as the trunk bottom and lid panels. When I cut the dados for the
panels I took the thickness of the cedar into account and simply used the
dado to hold the cedar in place. BTW, I lined the bottom and lid with cedar
using this method.
I like that approach, too...may be (probably is?) too late for OP,
Did you leave it so could at some point remove them to renew surface of
the cedar? That's one reason I've done the slide-in on chests.
If I ever renew the surface I figure I'd be using a card scraper and can get
into the corners just fine. I suspect that this will be a big IF as these
trunks will likely see 6-8+ summers at Boy Scout camp as well as use in
their room between camp sessions. I hold little hope that they'll be in
pristine condition at the end of that experience. ;~) The trunks are well
built with the sides and tray held together with hand cut dovetails and
there are oak rub strips all around... but still, spending weeks in tents
and lean-tos with boys they will be beat up in short order!
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