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03/02/2010 01:54AM  
I just got a line on some salved 3/4 stock redwood taken out of a remodel job. Can pick it up cheap but wondering if it will be good to build with? I know it is about a third heavier than red cedar but the price is right. Anyone have any opinions, positive or negative, about this stuff?
 
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Cedarboy
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03/02/2010 06:48AM  
We see alot of older stripper canoes around MN that were made from redwood. Probably from when redwood was alotm cheaper. They hold up great. I have used redwood as an accent piece in the sides, looks nice. I would build with it,no problem. My Mom has an old redwood picnic table(huge)that she wants to get rid of that may find its way into a boat some day. Good luck.
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03/02/2010 10:02AM  
Years ago redwood was the wood of choice for strippers. It is a bit heavier than cedar. Also I hear that it, unlike cedar, can splinter. It may mean you will have more waste and will need a few more strips.

I have also heard that occasionally there could be compatability issues with the wood and resins used. But I believe that was polyester resin and I believe you will use epoxy. Also that was long ago and may not be an issue any longer.

I don't think it is a bad choice and should be an interesting project. I say go for it.
 
03/02/2010 11:09AM  
I used some to make one of those half of a boat looking shelving units once. It seemed a lot stiffer than cedar, harder to bend.
 
03/03/2010 12:48AM  
thanks dudes
 
Sparetime
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03/03/2010 08:28AM  
I'm currently using redwood for a skin on frame kayak. I've found it easy to work with, I can't see any reason not to use it.
 
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