Custom woodworking and art
I have continued the evolution of my cargo trailer by adding a new ceiling to it. I have always been in love with cedar stripped canoes and fully intend on building one, one of these days. I once built 3/4′s of a pocket sailboat complete with a small sleeping cabin but that’s another story. If you catch our local lumber yard on the right day when a fresh load of western cedar comes in and your willing to pick through the stack (all the while- the lumberyards loader is snarling at you) you can pick out some really nice tight ,straight grained fairly knot free lumber as the ones I used to make these strips from. I have no aversion to knots in fact I love them, but for this project I needed as few as possible. I debated wether or not to apply a finish but the smell of raw cedar is pretty intoxicating and convinced me to leave it alone. Raw cedar is one of those woods that has a very appealing way of aging and there is something to be said about the value of patina.