Wooden Training Pots... Cedar?

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Wooden Training Pots... Cedar?

Post  eugeniusgenx on Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:58 am

Has anyone used cedar for wooden training pots before? I got a bunch of gorgeous kiln dried untreated rough cedar given to me by my father in law, and wondered if its natural state could or would harm a tree growing in the pot. I have had a reaction to cedar and I hate getting cedar splinters. I have worked with it quite a bit (I am/was a carpenter for years) and heard it is somewhat toxic (the oil I think Suspect )
Something to note, I live in PEI Canada, and I am not kidding, there are not even those short terracota pots that many use for training. Nothing plastic either. All of my larger Yamadori I have been getting are in wooden pots I made.

So back to the original question, could untreated cedar boards be ok for home made training pots? Confused

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Re: Wooden Training Pots... Cedar?

Post  Marty Weiser on Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:08 am

Cedar will work fine for training boxes. I find that it starts to rot out after a couple of years if not treated. I coat mine with a preservative/wood stain - sometimes 2 coats and let it dry in the sun for a week or two before use. That extends the life a quite a bit. I have some that are 10 years old that have been brushed clean, dried, and restained every 2-3 years when empty.

I forgot to mention that I use coarse screen (hardware cloth) in the bottoms of the boxes. That gives great drainage and also also eliminates the place where wood rots out the fastest.


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Post  Fore on Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:40 pm

That's what I should've done to my pine boxes I made this spring. Good idea Marty!

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Re: Wooden Training Pots... Cedar?

Post  rock on Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:54 am

Cedar boxes from fence boards...Yeah they are great. If you put ears on them on opposing sides it is easy to pick them up
cheers

Good luck with them

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