14657RE: [bolger] Redwood?
- Oct 2, 2001
>I've used some redwood in my strippers. The small strips of redwood split
> Redwood is occasionally used in strippers. However, there's not much
> grain--it's a nice color, but solid. Cedar, on the other hand, cna have a
> very nice grain to it, too.
very easily when stapled or nailed - they also don't tolerate much bending
before splitting. But it can make very nice accent strips, which is about
all I have the patience to use it for. Nothing really comes close to western
red cedar for stripping - lightweight, beautiful, easy to work, smells good,
etc..... I agree with Tom Dalzell, and Harry James's posts - I've stood next
to some big red cedars in the Sierras, and they are a sight to behold; it's
a shame to see so much perfect red cedar split into shingles - it oughta be
reserved for musical instruments - and boats!
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