Looking for Spanish Cedar...

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  1. Big Mulac

    Big Mulac who is John Galt?

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    I found some Spanish Cedar, 1/4" thick, 10" wide by 6' long. I plan on lining an old oak icebox with it. (see my albums, blog).

    Does anyone out there know if 1/4" comes in widths greater than 10" ?
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    Hendy BoM Oct 08 / BoM Oct 09

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    Check a place that make custom cabinets. You can typically by sheets like plywood. Pretty expensive though. Roughly $150 a sheet.
     
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    The hardwood shop where I bought my wood for my walk-in has 3/4" and thicker. Most stores are like this and you would either have to resaw or plane it down. and you can get widths wider than 10".
     
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    aquarich BoM March '11

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    Since you are in Illinois, try Owl Lumber on St Charles Rd. I think it's Lombard or Villa Park. Good luck.
     
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    thanks for the help everyone.
     
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    Big Mulac who is John Galt?

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    I'm going to stay with the 1/4" (6 cuft of storage), and I'll check on greater widths. thanks!
     
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    the 1/4 inch liner is a hard lumber to store without it moving too much (warping, bowing etc). So what you are actually getting when you order is the millwork to resaw a larger piece down to your spec.

    If you order online, Woodcraft is likely to land at the top of most folk's list for the liner material. I have used them once and was happy with them. I currently use a Woodworker's Source here in Phoenix. Their in-person prices are better than their online prices and i get my lumber resawn and ready within two days of calling in my order. If you can find a place local who has the Spanish Cedar, they would be the best to strike the conversation up with.

    For your specific project, I would stay away from the wider widths anyways. If you were to find a cedar liner in a wardrobe or other cabinet from that timeframe it would be quite common to see it with a liner composed of smallr strips with marine lap type of joints... were it me, that's the way i would go. I think the extra texture inside would be interesting. (just my .02)

    Can't wait to see your project as it comes along. Good luck on your quest!
     
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    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but if you're just lining a cabinet you may be able to use 1/8" (veneer) and save some money. You will be ok buying the 10" strips and glue them in there.
     
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    Big Mulac who is John Galt?

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    no you're right on. I bought the 1/4" x 10" pieces at Owl hardwood near my house. Couldn't find (or didnt try hard enough to findthe 1/8"). I put a poplar sub-frame inside of the oak ice box cabinet. I'll take the 1/4" x 10" and install it like drywall / or paneling on "studs", then put a small batten over the joints. I have some pix of the subframe on my blog. thanks for the input.
     
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    Big Mulac who is John Galt?

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    I went to Iwan Reis Cigars in chicago by my office, and they gave me spanish cedar trays 13" x 22" x 3" deep that fit perfectly in the "ice box" Talk about clean living, cant believe they gave them to me, but they said they weren't using them (they came from a store case thathad bought.) I will be stacking them in the top section of the ice box-idor. I have some pix on my blog and will be posting more.
     
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    Big Mulac who is John Galt?

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    Good advice. Found the 10" wide x 1/4" in 8' lengths at a local hardwood place. I plan on ripping the 10" width down, and installing on the sub-frame like board & batten siding (your lap idea).. I don't think they'll move too much, and I'll be able to fasten it to the subframe with small wood screws, which will then be covered by the battens. Thanks for your 2 cents, I can use it to pay for a (very small) part of the cedar cost :) I'll put more pix on the blog. It's a shame I have to go to work today, I'd much rather be working on the cabinet.
     
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    Man that is going to be a nice sized box! Good luck with the project!
     
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    I can mill some up for you up to 10" wide. It would be about 8.00 a sq ft. though.
     
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    Big Mulac who is John Galt?

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    I'll post more pictures today..
     
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    Big Mulac who is John Galt?

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    Thanks for the offer, but I bought the spanish cedar last week. About 10" x 1/4 planed. All I need to do know is a littile ripping. I check your site out.
     

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