The Many Uses of FSC Western Red Cedar

FSC Western Red Cedar boasts of many applications and uses! But before we can examine those, it is important to note the two qualities that make it the perfect fit to satisfy many requirements: durability and ease of machining.

Properly finished and maintained, cedar will deliver decades of trouble-free use. Originating from a slow growing tree, cedar develops natural resistances to decay and the elements. Because of this, you should have tremendous confidence in its long-lasting presence as a deck, trellis, or planter. If your project calls for FSC Cedar to be exposed for prolonged periods to conditions where decay could be a factor, such as where the wood is in contact with the ground, FSC Cedar should be treated with proper wood preservatives. Otherwise, this durable project will require little maintenance and establish a long life for your application.

With its straight grain and uniform texture, FSC Western Red Cedar is among the easiest and most rewarding woods to work with. It takes a fine finish in all hand and machine operations, takes fasteners without splitting, and is easily sawn and nailed. When working with FSC Western Red Cedar, sharp cutters are recommended. However, unlike more exotic hardwoods, you won’t be splitting nails or requiring heavy machinery when utilizing this wonderfully durable product.

Because of these two factors and the natural beauty and elegance of this wood, FSC Western Red Cedar can be the ideal application for hundreds of projects! Some of which include the following:

* Siding projects
* Lattice
* Fences
* Gazebos
* Planters

The best quality of this stately wood is that it has originated from a sustainable and sensibly-managed forest. Call one of our professionals today about this incredibly versatile product!