Practically Magic: DIY Projects Using Rot Resistant & Insect Repelling Cedar Wood

published Jun 11, 2016
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Cedar is known for its rot resistant properties, not to mention its ability to repel insects. It comes in a nice smelling package to boot! All this makes cedar wood a good choice for home projects, both indoors and out.

On the smaller end of the spectrum is a cedar bath mat. This one was made my Merrythought and is an easy way to get a spa-like bathroom.

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Jen made a cedar planter with a tapered edge for her front stoop, knowing it can be exposed to the elements.

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Cedar closets are a dream, and this one from Cherished Bliss is

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Although cedar is more expensive then pressure treated wood, it lasts a lot longer and might be worth the extra money when building a fence. Full instructions are over on HGTV.

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This guest room got a custom headboard from Simply Swider spans the entire length of the wall, and includes built-in nightstands.

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Window boxes are a good weekend project —are about as easy as it can get — and mount handily with basic brackets. Carter’s Cup of Tea cut up a cedar fence from the hardware store to get the material for hers.

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Don’t forget the rest of the tree! Hotel Wilderness uses cedar to make smudge sticks and wall hangings that make her home smell amazing.

Re-edited from a post originally published 6.11.16