It has been a while since I have been on the forum, but here is my dilemma. I am restoring a 1924 OTCA. I purchased the wrong size planking form Island Fall Canoe. Completely my own fault...I measured the tapered end! I live in North Carolina and it will be a long time until I am in Maine again. My question is can I get white cedar from Lowe's and rip it to dimension? Will it be the same quality as the wood from Jerry? I am nervous that the drying process may alter the color/staining quality. Any thoughts?