what wood to match to aromatic cedar


i am planning to build shelves and drawers in the walk in closet, to built it up complelelty/ I already bought 1/4 thin aromactic cedar boards for shelves and walls and am wonderking what wood to use for the framing. I am considering oak (the cheapest) or cherry (most expensive :-() or mabye walnut. what would be best color match without staining?
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pawel
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Pawel wrote:

Nothing will match it in color. Why not just use eastern (aromatic) cedar?
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is aromatic cedar strong enough? I though that i read it here on the list that it is to weak to build furniture with it and was planning to make frame from something else and fill it with thin planks of aromatic cedar?
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Pawel wrote:

Sure. Certainly for what you are doing.
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Hi Pawel,
Aromatic cedar is strong enough for the framing you want to do. By A. cedar not being strong enough for furniture framing, it is meant that for a chair, a table or anything that will require a shifting weight, then A. cedar may be compromised as for as the strength. It splits easily, so any stress or sheer force has a tendency to cause it to split or crack. Your closet cabinets don't fit that category of use.
Also, since it is so resinous, glued joints, and doweled joints, of stressed furniture have more of a tendency to fail. Pegged mortise & tenon joints work well, and usually the exposed pegs are especially appealing since many A. cedar projects often times suit the rustic atmosphere.
If nailing your framing, air-nailing cedar framing is favored, also .... less likely to split as when using a hammer.
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Too thin for shelves I think. Anyway, you could always use a tinted oil finish on cheaper wood.
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Wow I love you beautiful bowls, trays and sculptured, No. 101 and No 135 are my absolute favourites. Are they all hand carved and then polished? I can't way for the "The Process" page to be finished. I do love solid thick wood too so i see where you are coming from sayng 1/4 is nothing
I do plan shelves to be made of two 4 inch wide 4/4 boards with short 10-12 inch perpendicular slats , this is where the 1/4 stock will go, for closet shelves to be used with folded cloth and light stuff like this i would assume this should be enough. thanks
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Thanks for your feedback. Yes they are hand carved, oiled, then waxed. Good luck on your closet.
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Thanks for your feedback. Yes they are hand carved, oiled, then waxed. Good luck on your closet.
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Redwood would be close.
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