Rated 3.4 out of 5Â by 72
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Uncage Excellent results with a little care and patience
I used several packs to completely line a small closet in which I've been having some mold issues. This is a natural product, so some variation is to be expected -- not necessarily a quality problem. There were maybe 2 or 3 partial boards per box,I had ZERO waste from all the boxes I used (all of the boards were salvageable) and the end result looks fantastic. Occasionally, a board required some extra cutting or sanding to get the grooves to fit properly, but if you take your time and pre-fit each piece it is not that difficult to produce a nice result. For mounting I used paneling adhesive and a small brad nailer, and I did some advance planning to make sure I used left and right ends to fit together so there would be no waste.
Totally satisfied with this project.
December 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Maurice Good product
This is the third time I have purchased CedarSafe boards. 100% of the time the boards were the full length of the package - 80% of the boards are "perfect" - minor imperfections, roughness, knotholes, cracks etc. were not serious enough to discard any pieces. Over time the initial bright pink shade fades and, depending on humidity, there may be significant shrinkage/swelling/cupping so be sure to allow space for expansion/contraction and use panel pins through to the studs in addition to adhesive if mounting on drywall.
January 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by ToddB VERY crooked!
I bought two packs to line a blanket chest (lining and tills) and have extra. It took both packs to come up with a single pack's worth of usable wood! I'm a hobbyist woodworker and I'm no stranger to milling lumber with a jointer and a planer. This wasn't simply bent, such that you could still nail it to a surface and never know. It was crooked and completely unusable as long pieces. In theory I could have cut it up into MUCH shorter pieces which would have minimized the effects, much like when cutting longer lumber before jointing it to minimize loss. There is simply no way I could of used this material to cover a wall. The crook was over an INCH! See photo. I returned the crooked material and pleaded with them not to resell it.
As for odor... eastern red cedar is ... eastern red cedar. Period. The odor that it's covetted for is the oils in it. These oils evaporate over time and it becomes less "smelly". Please don't rate a product poorly because it exhibits TOO MUCH of what it's wanted for! The odor is what keeps the insects away. I also purchased the cedar oil from HD, which isn't cheap, but it enriches the color a bit and freshens the odor.
I'm happy with the wood that wasn't crooked, but the QC of those packages is just awful. There were a few knots, but nothing too bad.
November 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by bill How to make this material work
The other reviews are correct about quality and installation difficulties. This material is naturally brittle making it difficult to nail. Forget about using just glue. The instructions say you can use just glue, but do not try, it will not work. To nail you must use a pneumatic brad gun or drill holes for finish nails. Blind nailing through the tongues can be achieved if you are skilled.
They pack the box with two very nice boards showing through the window and hide the bad stuff behind it. I needed 8 boxes to get 5 boxes of usable material. The boxes can be opened without damage, so I put the unusable boards back in the boxes and returned three of them. No problem. I made sure really ugly boards were showing through the box window, so no one would buy them and they would be shipped back to the company that made them. This is the aproach I recommend be taken.
June 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by kris no quality control
I bought this because I recently expanded my closet. The planks are tongue and groove; however, they do not fit well together. There are some places where part of the tongue or groove is missing. The depth of the tongues and grooves are not consistent- so at times the tongue is wider than the groove. The width of the planks are not consistent. I had several pieces that were an 1/8" wider than the rest. Some sections got skipped when the edges were beveled. Some of the planks are crowned. I am very disappointed in the result and will end up covering it with carpet.
January 4, 2013