About #1 Grade Western Red Cedar
A Wood of Warmth And Beauty
Western Red Cedar is, above all, a wood of exceptional beauty. In its natural, unfinished state, it has a richly textured, tactile grain combined with a palette of warm, mellow tones ranging from light amber to deep honey brown. No man-made material can duplicate the depth of cedar's natural luster. It also remains subtly aromatic, and the characteristic fragrance of cedar adds another dimension to its universal appeal.

The Gift of Durability
Western Red Cedar contains natural oils that act as preservatives to help the wood resist insect attack, termites and decay. Cedar is also a dimensionally stable wood that lies flat and stays straight. Properly finished and maintained, Western Red Cedar ages gracefully and endures for many years. If left unstained/unsealed, Western Red Cedar will weather to a silver/gray patina look and will maintain a very smooth texture.

Staining Options
We recommend a simple cedar tone stain for most of our cedar furniture, but you may feel that another color is more attractive for you. Many stain/sealers are also available in a wide variety of colors and can purchased at a local hardware store or home center. We recommend brands such as Wolman's F&P, Cabot (which has many vibrant color choices) or Behr.

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