All About Cedar
Is Cedar Expensive?
Cedar may be less expensive than teak but carries many similiar qualities. Cedar is a long standing favorite for outdoor furniture, fencing, planters and other garden accessories. Its warm colors and distinct aroma makes it a favorite choice for the outdoors. Cedar withstands the elements and readily accepts a wide variety of finishes. Cedar also repels mosquitos naturally. Cedar will also provide many years of use, withstanding the test of time and the elements much better than other woods or materials. Select quality and you won't need to replace it.
How Well Does Cedar Weather?
Our cedar products are also very resilient to the elements. An excellent choice to meet your garden and patio desires for this year and many more to come. Winter storage is always a good idea but not always necessary with this weather resistant and beautiful wood.
What is Cedar?
What is commonly referred to as aromatic red cedar is actually a species of juniper, which tends to grow throughout most of North America north of the Mexican border and east of California. It is a fine grain wood that is very light, durable, and fragrant. While it has a long history of use in other areas of manufacturing, cedar furniture has been the biggest influx of usage for the material.
Lawn and garden furniture has benefited from several properties of red cedar, or Juniperus virginiana, which grows so freely and abundantly in this nation. First of all, it is naturally resistant to rot, and the pleasant aroma for which it is named actually repels moths. For this reason, it has long been used for building out closets and constructing hope chests and other textile storage compartments. Now, in the form of furnishings like wooden picnic tables, it keeps moths from flocking to your exterior lighting while you are trying to enjoy a late night barbecue.
Because of its incredible light weight, sturdiness, and malleability, red cedar was often used in the past for bows and arrows by both Native Americans and the British who came to the land. Now, such light weight materials make aromatic red cedar patio furniture easy to move around, rearrange, and store during winter months, when the items are not in use.