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Why Cedar

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Western Red Cedar is the perfect material for constructing gazebos for many reasons.


Non Toxic - Western Red Cedar is non toxic, making it safe for all uses.  It requires no chemical treatment which is good for you and good for the environment.  Plus wood is the ideal environmentally sound building material.

Durability - Western Red Cedar contains natural oils that act as preservatives to help the wood resist insect attack and decay. Properly finished and maintained, Western Red Cedar will deliver decades of trouble-free service.

Density - Western Red Cedar's low density enhances its insulation value and makes it an easy wood to transport and handle.

Dimensional Stability - Western Red Cedar is hygroscopic and will absorb or discharge moisture to attain equilibrium with the surrounding atmosphere. It has a very low shrinkage factor and is superior to all other coniferous woods in its resistance to warping, twisting, and checking. Western Red Cedar's dimensional stability makes it perfectly suited to a variety of uses in high moisture areas.

Thermal Conductivity - Western Red Cedar is the best thermal insulator among the commonly available softwood species.

Acoustical Properties - An important acoustical property of wood is its ability to damp vibrations. Western Red Cedar is particularly effective in this regard and can be used to reduce noise or to confine it to certain areas.

Environmental Impact - The Cedar for our gazebo kits is harvested from sustainable Canadian forests where tree growth is regenerated regularly and animal habitats are preserved. Cedar is reusable and recyclable.

Overall - Western Red Cedar is light-weight, easy to work, easy to finish, possessing outstanding dimensional stability, Western Red Cedar is a preferred wood for nearly all purposes where attractive appearance or resistance to weather is important.

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