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post #1 of 7 Old 12-14-2012, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Any other uses for cedar liner?

I was looking in the cull cart at Home Depot and they have probably a 100 sheets of x2x4 cedar liners for 51 each. I bought 4 sheets to close off my Christmas train from my cats and for that price, I probably should buy more, but can't think of any other uses except as closet lining.

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You can use it on drawer bottoms in a dresser, the back panel on a dresser/chest of drawers, line a blanket chest with it, etc. My dad made my wife a cedar lined hope chest as an engagement present. For our two year wedding anniversary gift, I matched the same detail and made my wife a chest of drawers. All the drawers are cedar lined just like the inside of the hope chest.
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I had a chest of drawers that had cedar drawers and it was nice, but was actually solid boards. These sheets do smell pretty good and I think they even have more aroma that the solid boards.

I know people who have lined closets with cedar to keep moths out and I just read that they also are used to drive away mosquitoes, flies and other insects from home. I don’t know what other insects are but mosquitoes and flies are a big plus. I just don’t know of a way to use them for that besides lining the walls a bedroom of something and that will not look good.

At 51 a piece I could cover the whole underside of my patio cover for $31. It would be interesting to see if I can control mosquitoes that way.

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Well I found out that the cedar repelling effect is temporary and loses the repelling effect within a year or two, so I’m not going put it under my patio cover.

I am going to line the inside of my dog houses and maybe I’ll find something else so I’m going to buy maybe just 10 sheets.
I may also cut some pieces to line the bottom of some of my drawers.

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My dad built all his closets out of cedar. He said the same thing about moths. I don't know if this is a permanent effect but the closets sure look nice and I never saw any bugs in them. Probably the only place I never saw a bug in that house, given that it was surrounded by woods.
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All you need to do to renew the aroma, and therefore the repelling effect, is sand the lightly.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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I was playing around with it and it doesn’t have much strength, but it is very light weight and I wonder if it has any sound deadening effects. I wish I could sound proof my shop so I can work in there early in the morning without waking everybody up.

I don't expect this stuff to available at that price for very long. it may even end up in the dumpster if nobody buys it.

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