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
Nothing will match it in color. Why not just use eastern (aromatic)
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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?
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
If nailing your framing, air-nailing cedar framing is favored, also
.... less likely to split as when using a hammer.
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I do love solid thick wood too so i see where you are coming from sayng 1/4
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.
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