Dave from next door came over to help me “mill” the 2 x 6’s into 1 x 6’s using only a Ryobi table saw – not suitable for milling. It was a little rough, but we had a secret weapon . . . Stephen’s planer. Stephen was nice enough to let me plane the rough boards down to something close to (but less than) 3/4″ thick.

The results of our "milling". Thanks for your help, Dave!

Learning to use the planer.

Beautiful cedar!

This is very cool . . . !