Western Red Cedar is one of the most popular woods used in North America. It is versatile, beautiful, and has many advantages over other woods. We often get asked about it, so here’s a deeper dive into the subject.

It’s Popular

Western Red Cedar is one of the most popular woods used in North America. It is widely used in the construction of homes, decks, fences, and outdoor furniture. It is also used in the production of musical instruments and decorative items.

It’s Lightweight

Western Red Cedar is a lightweight wood. This makes it easy to work with and transport, and a great choice for both fences and decks.

It’s Durable

Western Red Cedar is a very durable wood. It stands the test of time far better than other woods in its class.

It Holds up to Adverse Weather Conditions

Western Red Cedar works well outdoors because it holds its own in bad weather. The march of the seasons in Canada demands a lot from outdoor products: Western Red Cedar delivers.

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Cedar thrives in outdoor applications.

It’s a Natural Insect Repellent

Western Red Cedar contains natural oils that act as an insect repellent.

It’s Decay Resistant, and Thrives in Damp Conditions

Western Red Cedar is a decay-resistant wood that thrives in damp conditions. It is naturally resistant to rot and decay. Again, perfect for outdoors.

It’s Renewable and Non-Toxic

Western Red Cedar is a renewable resource that is harvested from sustainably managed forests. It is also non-toxic, making it a safe choice for use in and around your yard.

It has a Uniform Density

Western Red Cedar has a uniform density that resists cupping, warping, and twisting better than other woods.

In Other Words…

It’s a great wood for fences and decks, as well as accessories like pergolas and sun filters. With all of these benefits, it’s easy for us to recommend Western Red Cedar as the premium choice.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about wood or other subjects we’re happy to answer them. Call 613-736-1122 or hit the chat button on the right during business hours.