Turning Archive 2005

Green Aromatic Cedar

Carole in VA
>All of the Eastern Red Cedar I have turned so far has been dry. Yesterday I got a trunk section of a huge cedar that had blown down in the high winds last week. I know it's green because the tree was alive and healthy, but I don't see much difference between the slabs I have cut from that and the dry stuff I have turned before other than a tiny bit of sap oozing at the bark line. It's not wet like normal "green" wood. Do I need to treat it like I would green wood? Has anyone used alcohol on red cedar? Should I just anchorseal the slabs and let it sit for 4 years? Rough turn it and seal? Rough and DNA soak?

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