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I removed some faux beams from my living room ceiling on Saturday. They were painted a dark chocolate brown. Before taking them to the dump I thought I'd run one through the planer to see what it was. This is what came out: straight grained cedar. Pretty soft stuff but I have a lot of it.

I think I'll keep it. :) Not sure what I can make from such soft stuff but perhaps someone here has some ideas.

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Thanks folks - some good ideas here. You're right; they planed down to 5/8.

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What Graham said. I live in a house covered with the stuff. I made a street address sign for my folks recently, and had to use cedar fence pickets for stock, because the WRC siding boards at my local home center were more knot than wood.

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Boxes...keepsake boxes, jewelry boxes, tissue boxes

Serving trays - recipe card holder

I don't know though....if you've had it in your house for years, you might be tired of seeing cedar. 

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Cedar is also good for instruments where there won't be a lot stress on it.  It works well for flutes, recorders, etc.  It's not hard enough for guitar necks or anything like that, but for wind instruments it produces a low vibration that is not the loudest sound you can get, but it's very full and deep.

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Keep it for secondary stock.  Drawer sides, bottoms, cabinet backs, panels, etc.  Yes, it's soft, but that also makes it easy on tools and lowers the weight of your finished pieces.

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+1 on using cedar scraps to cook salmon on the grill (cedar plank salmon).  Used some of my WRC non-treated non-stained fence board scraps and it turned out great... I don't know if I would use your left overs though considering its been painted/stained... but perhaps i am just overly cautious.  

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+1 on using cedar scraps to cook salmon on the grill (cedar plank salmon).  Used some of my WRC non-treated non-stained fence board scraps and it turned out great... I don't know if I would use your left overs though considering its been painted/stained... but perhaps i am just overly cautious.  

the local grocery store had two grilling planks for sale across from the fish... and all I could see was a drawer.  for $5, I think it's a little expensive (for a drawer), but if you can get the planks at a lower cost (and lower interest rate), I'd love to find stuff to grill and bring over.

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It is beautiful when used as an indoor wall or cieling  treatment. Shiplap or V-grooved. It accepts stain well if you want a special color. Easy install with finish nailer.

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Not enough curl or figure to be oatmeal and no spots or blots to indicated chocolate chip.  That dark but even a color I'd have to think it might be a macaroon of some kind but I'm not sure fir was what I was thinking.

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