Timeless, Sustainable and Naturally Perfect
Western Red Cedar is a lumber that comes from the forests on the coast of the Pacific Northwest, including Washington and Oregan, USA and British Columbia, Canada. These beautiful trees can live to be ancient giants, growing to over 5 meters in width and achieving a lifespan of over 1500 years. It’s a popular choice with contractors, designers and clients alike for decking, cladding, fencing and roofing within America. There are many reasons for this, one of the main being its natural durability. If you were to search online for ‘western red cedar’ you’d be overwhelmed with all the positive feedback and almost admiration people have for this wood.
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Owing to it’s popularity within the USA, it’s now catching on within the UK and you can only imagine as it’s accessibility increases, so will the demand.
It has immense aesthetic appeal, proving it to be timeless, in a time where nothing lasts or stays in trend for long. It’s produced to the highest manufacturing standards, making it a virtually knot free, vertical grain. With its fine grained clear heartwood appearance, it delivers a wonderful focal point for any outdoor space, with an added bonus of being warm and comfortable underfoot.
Virtually knot free
This is a direct reflection of the benefits of it being produced to the highest of standards.
While garden trends come and go, Red Cedar decking is never unfashionable. So if your latest garden décor magazines are insistent that you must throw out last seasons furniture for a new crafted bistro set, let em.’ Because your timeless Red Cedar deck is never going out of style.
Red Cedar is far from just a pretty face; it out performs all of those synthetic building materials on the market. That’s because Western Red Cedar is naturally resistant to rot, decay and because of its tannin rich bark, it resists insect attacks.
Red Cedar actually boasts a net carbon sink, meaning the wood removes greenhouse gases from the atmosphere – whereas other building materials emit greenhouse gases. It’s renewable, biodegradable and is produced from sustainably managed forests, meaning it doesn’t destroy natural forests.
As a softer wood, cedar decking can be more easily scratched, dented or dinged by furniture and pet claws.
Cedar is a beautiful wood but it requires yearly maintenance to prepare for winter weather.
Did I mention that it’s a beautiful, timeless, tough, smooth, surprisingly light and eco-friendly.
Whilst it’ll need a little attention and care from time to time, but what doesn’t when it’s something worth having, it’s worth keeping on point. Also not to mention it provides a warm palette of rich amber tones that would compliment almost any outdoor space.
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