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What is the best way to join cedar boards to make one large piece? I have been told that tongue and groove is the only effective way.
Depends on what you're building.
If it's for a piece of furniture you can to simply joint the edges square and glue them together. Make sure the wood is dry (6-12% depending on your area of the country)
If it's for an paneled wall, then T&G is a very good option. It allows each peice to expand and contract without creating a viable gap between the pieces.
IF IT WERE ME I WOULD USE BISCUITS TO JOIN TIMBER PLUS USE CASAMITE GLUE. ALSO YOU DO NOT SPECIFY WHICH CEDAR YOU ARE USING. THERE IS WESTERN RED CEDAR- EASTERN WHITE CEDAR-ATLANTIC CEDAR- INCENSE CEDAR -NORTHERN WHITE CEDAR- PORT ORFORD CEDAR-AND SOUTHERN RED CEDAR. DO YOU KNOW WHICH ONE YOUR USING?