We had some extra cedar left over from a recent project (post coming soon) and while looking at the scraps of wood, I had an idea.
I’ve been subtly trained my whole life that cedar is bad. Cedar is definitely not the prettiest of trees, pretty much everyone that comes to our house is allergic, and, being that they’re evergreens, they kill surrounding trees and dry up rivers.
But, after this project I really appreciated how beautiful they can be! Under all that sappy, prickly, poky bark is some gorgeous wood. Grandmom, if you’re reading this, I’ll deny that I wrote this post for the rest of my life 🙂
While looking at some scraps, I thought they might make some cute, fun (and free!) coasters. After a quick google search, I saw that someone had done the same thing before. (duh)
After cutting them with my table saw, I gave ’em a good sanding, rubbed some teak oil on them to keep the original color, and then I put a coat of polyurathane to seal them.
While reading more about it on the good ol’ interweb, I saw that some people added them to house warming gift baskets. Others even used them to give to their wedding guests as a thank you for coming. I would love to see these painted…so many possibilities!