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Offline Crazy_Kelvin

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Cedar Table
« 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

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Offline mkasdin

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Re: Cedar Table
« Reply #1 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.

Offline neilc

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Re: Cedar Table
« Reply #2 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. 

Offline afish

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Re: Cedar Table
« Reply #3 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. 

Offline Crazy_Kelvin

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Re: Cedar Table
« Reply #4 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

Offline Peter_C

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Re: Cedar Table
« Reply #5 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*

Offline CeeJay

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Re: Cedar Table
« Reply #6 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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