Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 108
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JonC Great weekend project
This is a great way to upgrade a closet. A few of the reviews on this product complain about spoilage, but I did not find this to be a problem. I was able to use near 100% of the product. It's a wood product and it's subject to warping. But if you choose planks carefully and save the worst to be cut for fill-in, you'll use most all of the product.
June 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wbasoc cedar paneling
I used the paneling on the inside of a small closet, I was very satisfied with this product.
July 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by freestateDIY Good product creates a beautiful closet with a little forethought
The cedar planks were in generally good shape. It is advisable to open a box and look over the pieces to identify damaged pieces that can be cut for maximum yield. A little bit of pre-planning does a lot to make installation go more smoothly. Most boxes contain only 1 or 2 short pieces, so you can do longer runs with fewer seams. The cedar is very aromatic with very nice color variations. At installation you can easily mix and match pieces to get the color and pattern you would like.
Cedar by it nature is very easy to split and splinter so working carefully is a must. A pneumatic nailer will make it easier to do blind nailing, but it is not essential. These boards are thin, so some warping and twisting is evident. Again some pre-planning can make it possible to cut badly warped pieces and solve the problem. In other cases, pieces could be forced into place and nailed allowing me to straighten boards.
Overall a very good product that creates a beautiful cedar closet with some care and forethought.
June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bonny Cedar chest lining
Nice product to line cedar blanket chestS or closet walls. I've used for both. Tongue and grove edges allow them to fit well. Pin nailer makes invisible attachments. A little light sanding for chests makes smooth walls/bottom. No staining or finish.
Only defect is wrapped curved pieces. Most can be straightened with spritzing with water and clamping against a straight edge for a few days. Kind of pricey, but nice touch.
May 31, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Unhappy Junk
I purchased 24 boxes 5 of the 12boards per box are like so curved they can't be used.
May 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by doug0613 GREAT PRODUCT
I read a lot of complaints about this product, maybe this can help clear things up.
Acclimate – this is done in the box, no where on the box does it say to remove the product, also if you bought this “off the shelf” at your local Home Depot the product is already adapted unless your home has a different climate than your store.
Warpage - ALL wood will warp if you lay it around, it must be bound and stacked to keep it straight. You can try this with 2x6's leave them lay around long enough and you've got warped wood. Cedar being a dry wood and cut thin it will curl up in front of your eyes.
Inspect – count how many panels there are in a box if there are too many “bad” ones (cupped, split, warped, broken) return it and tell the rep it's defective. If you have a few in many boxes repack them into one or more boxes and return those boxes.
Installation – this product is decorative it's hung like siding not nailed in place like shingles
use an 18ga brad nailer with 1 3/8” nails for 1/2” drywall
tongue and groove often has to be tapped together, if it breaks you hit it too hard...we call this a hint
work from the top down the boards can be straightened as you nail them by propping them up
short pieces can be better than long ones, you can glue them or nail them in place
you don't have to hit a stud on every short board the lower boards will hold the upper
use short, split and broken boards to fill in under the base cove
Tip - its a closet not a piece of furniture on display at a museum (this will make sense later when you fill it with clothes)
Thin – thickness is listed on the box
Not easy, hard to work with – life is hard
Splits easily – cedar is a hard dry wood, cut it thin and it can split easy
Grooves in wood, very knotty, inconsistent color – use wallpaper
Must use imagination to utilize all boards in package – THINK, it works sometimes
Too much waste – try laying hardwood flooring
Different lengths in carton 48", 36" and 12" – this is a good thing
September 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by neburnoloc Aromatic and great results.
The CedarSafe Aromatic Cedar Natural Closet Liner Planks were very easy to install, I used them in a linen closet for moth protection. Yes there were some warped and damaged boards in the bunch, however if you are patient,and measure out your project and maximize each board I am sure they will work out for you as well. They are only 1/4 of an inch thick by 3 3/4 inch wide and RANDOM lengths , smooth face tongue and groove, a box covers 15 square feet. and they come with a 90 day HOME DEPOT return policy.
I would highly recommend this product to anyone interested in purchasing it and the price is very reasonable.
(I take time to do product reviews after every major purchase, help keep me doing them by rating my review) hope this review was helpful.
April 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shar Cedar planks
Used the cedar plank in 2 closets in a basement area .
Easy to use. Looks great & smells good. Easy for a beginner
March 22, 2016