Product Information - Western Red Cedar
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TODAY'S CEDAR FOR YOUR GREAT OUTDOORS
Western Red Cedar is perfectly suited for deck and outdoor stair and railing construction. Naturally decay-resistant, light in weight, easy to work, this handsome, durable wood complements any architectural style.
For centuries Western Red Cedar has been the Pacific Northwest's "heritage"
outdoor building material - for some very natural reasons:
- Natural durability. Cedar's natural preservative oil eliminates the need for further chemical treatments, unless the wood is in direct contact with the ground.
- Natural stability. Cedar resists cracking, warping, cupping and pulling loose from fasteners.
- Natural working ease. Cedar is uncommonly light in weight, cuts cleanly and easily.
- Natural beauty. Cedar's richness of grain, color and texture complement any architectural style.
THE FINISHING TOUCH
While Cedar can be left unfinished for a rustic weathered look, the use of a quality finish can enhance both its good looks and its natural characteristics.
Red Cedar accepts a wide range of stains in your choice of tinted transparent finishes for a natural effect, or lightly pigmented semitransparent finishes. The latter are available in a spectrum of colors.