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post #1 of 5 Old 01-13-2012, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Indoor Redwood Usage

So I've torn a 6x4 foot hole in a wall (non load wall), installed a header and done all the support work with proper materials exceeding code. That's all done. Creating a nice hole inside two build in cabinets on either side of the wall.

At the very bottom of this I will be building a small 20x42" sealed box with build in DC fans, wireless thermometer, cable management etc. It will hold a receiver, TiVo, PS3 etc.

I want to build the box out of redwood. I have some VERY pretty stuff. The one exception is that the cabinet floor is red oak.

If this is a bad idea please explain why. ( The use of redwood, not the hole in my wall, I think my Wife has played that one out =)

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If YOU like the looks of it then why not use it. Why should it matter what I think of the looks of something in your house.

By the way, I think it would probably look good.

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I agree with George if you like it doesnt matter remember redwood will get darker with time

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Oh I am sorry, I wasn't clear. Though I do appreciate the tip on darkening. I didn't know that would happen to inside redwood not exposed to the weather/elements.

I was more concerned from a long term strength/durability point of view.

Mainly because I so rarely see it used indoors. So I was concerned there might be a good reason not to use it that I wasn't aware of.

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Being inside won't affect it with the exception of shrinkage from using the a/c but that applies to all woods. It's not used commonly because it's a soft wood and mars easily. Go ahead,
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