Cedar Wood Frequent Questions & Answers

Why should you use cedar wood for your products?

Use cedar wood for its long-lasting beauty.
No other softwood has the rich beauty or long-lasting performance of cedar wood.

Use cedar wood for its dimensional stability.
Cedar wood acts like a sponge; when it absorbs moisture it swells and when it loses moisture it shrinks. Cedar wood (shown below on the left) has thinner cell walls which shrink and swell less than other woods, so redwood is less likely to warp, split, cup or check.

Use cedar wood for its natural durability.
Cedar wood heartwood is naturally resistant to decay and insects.

Use cedar wood simply because.
Cedar wood is a favorite with builders because it is lightweight but strong. It is easy to saw, nail and drill. Cedar wood has little or no messy pitch or resins.

Use cedar wood because it is easy to paint, stain and glue.
No other softwood holds paints, stains and other coatings better than cedar wood. Cedar wood also bonds exceptionally well.




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