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Gluing Redwood

I am now to the point where I want to start building my egg table.   The EggCrate is done.
I was going to use REDWOOD until I see the HASSLE it is to glue.   Really?    Use Acetone, let it dry, than a PRIMER followed by a resorcinol or epoxy glue?   Are you joking?
What other appearance wood could I use?   Cedar?      The EGG is an XL, so strength is important.       
Anybody with experience please chime in.


  • kl8tonkl8ton Posts: 2,435
    Some people have a pretty severe allergic reaction to redwood too.  Another reason to stay away, if you needed another one.  The glue-up sequence seems fit for someone who builds ships in a bottle.  No thanks.

    I think the official BGE tables are cedar.

    LBGE - 36Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • JstrokeJstroke Posts: 2,296
    I either need a picture, OR a link to the post of your crate
    Columbus, Ohio--A Gasser filled with Matchlight and an Ugly Drum.
  • NonaScottNonaScott Posts: 446
    edited June 2016
    I built redwood end tables years ago and used good old elmer's wood glue with no problem when that was about all that was out there. Had them for 10 years before my ex wife absconded with them.
    Narcoossee, FL

    LBGE, Nest, Mates, Plate Setter, Ash Tool. I'm a simple guy.
  • BeggerBegger Posts: 535
    Here is link to my 'eggcrate' build.    Some pics may help.
  • BeggerBegger Posts: 535
    I have found a source of 1"thick Alaska Yellow Cedar which is also f4s lumber.   Nice, and not over the top expensive.   The worst comments are about its SMELL before finish or during cutting.  
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