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The Advantages of Using Cedar Wood

Updated: Feb 8, 2022

Aromatic & beautiful with a natural insect repellent, Western red cedar is pitch and resin-free. Which means it’s ideal for accepting and holding a wide range of beautiful finishes. Cedar also comes in a wide range of lumber dimensions, surface textures and grades. So no matter what your desired effect is, Western Red Cedar is the go-to choice.

There are many benefits to Western Red Cedar

Cedar is durable and strong– Western Red Cedar is lightweight but stable and is less likely to crack and warp than even treated lumber. Western Red Cedar contains oils that act as preservatives to deter insect attack and decay. This same oil gives cedar it’s distinctive smell.

Cedar stays cool – Western Red Cedar doesn’t absorb much heat, so even on very hot days, your cedar furniture will stay cool to the touch

.Cedar is a superior alternative – Western Red Cedar looks better than plastic or resin. It is also a non-toxic alternative to chemically treated wood, often referred to as pressure-treated, which are soaked in chemical preservatives and require warning labels for anyone handling them.

Cedar is a renewable resource – When it comes to environmental performance, natural wood is superior to synthetic products in every way. Unlike brick, cement, and composites, Real Cedar is renewable and biodegradable. The Western Red Cedar we offer at WND is grown in managed forests subject to controlled harvests and reforestation programs.

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