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Western Red Cedar for its natural beauty

From entertaining spaces to cooking stations to areas designed for lounging, patios can add value and comfort to your home

 Western red cedar

For centuries, carpenters and craftsmen valued Western Red Cedar for its natural beauty and durability. The red cedar we use is from Western Canada, where logging is regulated to ensure the resource is sustained.

Western Red cedar is popular most of all for its appearance and durability. Its fine, straight grain, outstanding strength/weight ratio and low rate of expansion and contraction make it a much sought-after species. It is an environmentally-friendly product since it does not need to be treated. Red cedar contains natural oils that make it resistant to moisture, insects and decay. As well, it is highly resistant to warping and cracking.

Characteristics of Western Red Cedar :
– A natural product that resists decay, mold and insect damage, it does not require a chemical treatment.
– Lifespan of more than 25 years in exterior construction.
– Resistant to cracking and warping.
– Fine, uniform grain.
– Light and easy to work with.
– Centuries of proven performance in construction.
– Easy to clean off food, grease and liquid stains.
– Low expansion and contraction.
– Does not heat up in the summer.
– Pleasant fragrance.
– Warm colours ranging from pale amber to honey brown.
– Exceptional strength/weight ratio.
– Renewable material.
– Very low environmental impact.
– Natural beauty, without equal.

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