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Old 07-28-2010, 10:22 AM   #1
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Re-purposing (closet) cedar planks for exterior


We recently demoed our basement where the previous owner had a cedar-lined closet. The back of the closet lining came off in one panel (approx. 6ft tall by 13ft wide.) The cedar planks tongue & grooved each other and were periodically nailed on to some 1x4 stud/furring strips. Is there any way to disassemble each planks? They seem to split when we try and remove the nails.

Also, if we cannot remove the planks without them splitting, we would repurpose the panel by installing it on an ugly cmu-block wall we have in our backyard. I would imagine we need to seal it to retain its color. Any stain/sealer recs? Thanks!

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Re-purposing (closet) cedar planks for exterior


Use a reciprocating saw to cut the nails behind the boards.
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