Practically Magic: DIY Projects Using Rot Resistant & Insect Repelling Cedar Wood
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.
Jen made a cedar planter with a tapered edge for her front stoop, knowing it can be exposed to the elements.
Cedar closets are a dream, and this one from Cherished Bliss is
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.
This guest room got a custom headboard from Simply Swider spans the entire length of the wall, and includes built-in nightstands.
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.
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