Western Red Cedar
Cedar is a highly revered, durable wood that’s naturally resistant to rot, decay and insect attacks. Properties Western red cedar is pitch and resin-free, which means it’s ideal for accepting and holding a wide range of beautiful finishes including elegant dark stains, shabby chic bleaches, traditional solid colors and naturally beautiful semi-transparents. Western red cedar also offers a wide range of lumber dimensions, surface textures and grades so it works in many different applications. Uses While the most popular uses of cedar are decking, siding and outdoor structures, such as pergolas and gazebos, you can enhance the beauty and elegance of your home with cedar molding, windows, doors, posts, beams, paneling, interior projects like feature walls, saunas, and almost anything else you dream up. You can even use cedar for acoustic insulation, as cedar walls and ceilings provide sound insulation necessary to quiet rooms. Because cedar is pitch and resin free, the wood easily accepts a range of finishes, from fine oils and stains to solid coatings and paint. And the natural compounds that give this wood its fine scent also make it resistant to rot, decay and insect attacks, so it’s low maintenance. Due to its low density, western red cedar is a natural thermal insulator, which can help keep energy costs in check.