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Re: White Cedar Lumber
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2007, 03:49:40 PM »
Thinking there may be a place not all that far from you where you could get some now famous redwood. ;D

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Re: White Cedar Lumber
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2007, 09:21:35 PM »
Wheres Maple City? 

Why the cedar?  looks, smell, just like it?

I plan on using Tulip (poplar) for a sauna.  I visit one on occasion and it always feels warm, smooth and "clean" to me for some reason. 
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Re: White Cedar Lumber
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2007, 09:56:08 PM »
Sure seems to me that tulip poplar would not be a good wood for the high moisture contact in a sauna.
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« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2007, 06:03:40 PM »
Furbey,
Where close to me can I get Redwood? 

Redwood or Western Red Cedar are used a lot for suanas.

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johncinquo,
Maple City is in the North/West of the lower Penininsula Michigan, 20 miles west of Traverse City.

Why Northern White Cedar?  Because it's local, good for rot resistance, nice to look at, smells nice, dimensionally stable with varing heat/humidity you would have in a sauna.

I have lots of regular poplar, but the smell and rot resistance factors are not there.

I also have some great Hemlock, but the splinter facter IS there, and not a good thing in a sauna!!!

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Re: White Cedar Lumber
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2007, 06:17:06 PM »
I seen an aerial photo of a lot up on the northern tip of the state that has some cedar. ;D
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« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2007, 11:41:31 PM »
Wow, that's a log! That should be a site to see... handling that beast on the saw, I'll keep track of that and hope there's some pictures posted on the efforts... 

I didn't know dos cheezers had such big trees :D

It would be worth the trip to see the event, if it's this Saturday it's to short of notice, and next Saturday I've got tickets for those Detroit Tigers...  I'll tune in for a report on FF

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« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2007, 12:36:53 AM »
It's the 28th. ;)

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Re: White Cedar Lumber
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2007, 08:20:52 AM »
johncinquo,
Maple City is in the North/West of the lower Penininsula Michigan, 20 miles west of Traverse City.
 And Charlevoix is only 50 miles from Traverse City :) My offer still stands if you are interested.
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« Reply #29 on: April 14, 2007, 01:49:56 PM »
Dana (any all others with offers and help),

 I've been Personal Messaged with a FF member offer that is local... Less then 30 miles away, large Northern White Cedar on the stump waiting for a little sweat to turn into something nice!  This forum is a great resource and  when the deal is complete; I'll fulfill my obligation to the forum with a cash donation.

If the offer doesn't work out for any reason, I'll check with those that have offered help.  This is a GREAT forum with Great Members!

Thank you one and all,
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Wisconsin Redwood for benches...  Hmmm... 8) That WOULD be something!  ;D 

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Re: White Cedar Lumber
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2007, 09:32:58 PM »
Take a look at these threads. ;)
Close to you for Redwood is a relative term. ;) ;D

Ah Dat red wood of burl crafts is from da deep south of cheese land.  Up nort we use somtin better than red wood, and it is called Northern White Cedar, sure it may not be as big but but but it is good stuff.   ;)  Dos suthners got to go all the way to callifoniea to get a good rot resistant perfect wood for saunas ;D

I respect Redwood, but that darn 3rd growth red cedar they sell at the big box stores does not hold a candle to Northern White Cedar :-X

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