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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Building Materials => Topic started by: Crazy_Kelvin on October 06, 2020, 01:09 PM

Title: Cedar Table
Post by: Crazy_Kelvin on October 06, 2020, 01:09 PM
Hey Folks,
I need some suggestions related to cedar types and whether it is good for a destop table. I want to make a new table out of cedar, but don't know about its longibility.
Well, please suggest me with some ideas
Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Cedar Table
Post by: mkasdin on October 06, 2020, 05:43 PM
I wouldn’t use cedar? Stain grade? Painted surface like a milk paint or laminate top. White oak, ash, or even SPF.
Title: Re: Cedar Table
Post by: neilc on October 07, 2020, 09:42 AM
Cedar is pretty soft, so it could show lots of damage.  even writing on paper on cedar can leave an impression.

I would not use on a table top.  Great for fences and outdoor furniture projects. 
Title: Re: Cedar Table
Post by: afish on October 07, 2020, 08:31 PM
I agree with neilc.  cedar is to soft for a good writing surface unless you did a thick epoxy top over it. 
Title: Re: Cedar Table
Post by: Crazy_Kelvin on October 09, 2020, 10:02 AM
Thanks you all for your suggestions  :)
However, I'm postponing my idea on making table with a cedar
Title: Re: Cedar Table
Post by: Peter_C on October 09, 2020, 11:19 AM
Glass covering the top would be a nice hard surface, if it is the wood look you desire. *shrugs*
Title: Re: Cedar Table
Post by: CeeJay on October 09, 2020, 05:26 PM
I did a desk with a sandstone top last year and used a toughened glass surface which worked very well.


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