Growing up, we had a cedar closet that we kept clothing which required protection from insects, moths and other wood pests. When I was a little girl, I just thought the smell of the closet was cool but wasn’t aware of all the special protection benefits the closet had as well! So, I decided to make my own cedar closet for my cute pets!
Cedarwood is very lightweight and very flexible to use. It’s a special wood that resists the natural tendency to crack. I love that fact that the structure of cedar prevents moisture rot, plus its great wood to make outdoor furniture with. It has an organic compound called thujaplicins that give off the distinct cedar smell, which I think is a pleasant aroma.
I was really excited to meet CedarSafe at the Haven. The planks are amazing and are easy to use. I have been wanting to create a pet closet, and thought the cedar planks would be a perfect product to use for many reasons, but mostly because of the smell. Pet food and supplies can get real smelly, and the cedar smell makes this space a pleasant and insect free as well.
Things You Need
- Cedar Planks
- Stud finder
- Miter Box
- Panel nails
- Tape measure
- Jig Saw (I used Ryobi)
- Flat table (no sides)
- Air out the cedar planks for 48 hours in the closet that you are using for the project.
- With a stud finder find all the studs and pencil in the location so you can nail the planks into a stud.
- Measure the width of all the walls in the closet. Then use a miter box to cut the planks on a flat surface with no sides.
4 & 5. When hammering the nails into the plank just hammer one nail into the plank, so that you can connect the other planks easier. Once all the planks are placed go back and hammer the second nail.
6. Cut smaller planks for the lighting area so measure carefully for a perfect fit.
7. Go back and hammer the remaining nails. Two nails are enough for each plank so that they can expand.
8. The last two planks needed to be cut vertical because my miter box can’t cut vertical, so I had to purchase a jigsaw. I clamped the planks on a table. Make sure the table has no sides.
I am super excited to finish my pet closet and for the resale value, the cedar closet can be used for other things besides a pet closet as well.
This is a sponsored post, but all my opinions are my own.