Along with all its virtues of beauty, stability and endurance,
Cedar is naturally easy-going. Its ultra light weight makes
transporting and handling a snap. Its soft texture and
straight grain mean quick, clean sawing and shaping. It takes
nails and other fasteners without cracking or splitting.
Cedar is naturally
resistant to decay and insect damage. Its unique
"grown-in-the-wood" preservative oil means that no
further chemical treatment is needed, unless the lumber
is in direct contact with the ground. Stability? Nature
favors Cedar. With less than half the swelling and
shrinking tendency of other domestic softwoods, it lies
flat, stays straight, retains fasteners and provides a
firm base for paints and stains. So your Cedar projects
age gracefully through decades of Western weather.
But Cedar isn't just
these sturdy virtues. It's also downright beautiful,
with a rich grain, texture and color that complement any
architectural style, from traditional to post-modern.
Build with today's Cedar and enjoy the lasting prestige
that imitators can only hint at.