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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian09 Sep 2021 1:09 p.m. PST

My wife offered me some cedar bits – you know, the things you leave in your closets to discourage the buggies? These particular bits are old enough to have lost their scent.

Can cedar be painted, sanded, etc., like regular wood? I've never worked with it before. Could be useful for scenics.

Rich Bliss09 Sep 2021 1:31 p.m. PST

It can be sanded, and if it's sufficiently dried out, painted.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2021 4:28 p.m. PST

I seem to remember that storing lead minis in cedar boxes was a primary source of lead rot, back in the day. The cedar wood outgasses acetic acid.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2021 7:22 p.m. PST

You can sometimes rejuvenate cedar blocks by sanding, but little bits are not worth it.

It seems to me that it works with wood glue as well as any other wood. I haven't tried painting it.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian09 Sep 2021 10:36 p.m. PST

I might try to build an altar for fantasy gaming. Thanks!

CeruLucifus12 Sep 2021 1:55 a.m. PST

If you want to impress your wife, google "rejuvenate cedar block" and try that. We use mothball containers not cedar blocks so I have not tried this myself, but I think basically you sand all sides then treat with cedar oil.

But to answer your question, they are wood blocks and can be used in modelling just like other wood blocks of similar shape and size.

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