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Western Red Cedar: Your Choice for Great Outdoor Living

Regardless of your next outdoor wood project, Western Red Cedar is the perfect solution. Red cedar is easy to work with, decay resistant, durable and lightweight. Even more– Red cedar is beautiful in appearance, bringing your outdoor vision to reality.

Common Uses of Red Cedar

If you can dream it, Cedar can bring it to life.

One of the most common places to use this highly durable outdoor red cedar wood is for your decking. Often when you dream of outdoor living, it comes complete with a peaceful and beautiful deck.

Decks are one of the easiest ways to add extra living space to your home. Whether you are living in the suburbs or a city condominium, cedar decks are a great way to make your home suitable for spending time outside.

Cedar is designed to help your decking project come together easily and hassle free. The Western cedar wood is perfect for decks and stairs due to its ease of use and lightweight feel. Western cedar is resistant to decay naturally and extremely durable to work with on any architectural style.

Other common areas for using this vibrant decking wood includes:

  • Siding
  • Arbors
  • Fences
  • Trellis
  • Lattice
  • Gazebos
  • Planters

Western Red Cedar: The Natural Choice

The Pacific Northwest has used red cedar as their outdoor wood choice for centuries. The red cedar wood provides many natural solutions including:

  • Durability: The oil that is found naturally within this type of cedar prevents it from needing other types of chemical applications.
  • Stability: Naturally cedar is resistant to warping, cracking and cupping. It also does not pull away from the fasteners. When your project is finished, you won’t need to worry about how long it will last.
  • Ease of use: Because Western cedar is lightweight and easy to clean, it is very easy to use–even for the unprofessional. Regardless of if you are a do it yourselfer or are contracting the help of a professional, you won’t be disappointed.
  • Beauty:  Red Cedar is one of the most visually appealing products on the market. The richness in color, grain and texture enables the product to complement any style.

Red Cedar: Finishing Touches

How you decide to finish your cedar project is entirely up to you. You can keep it unfinished, with a natural and weathered look, or you can choose a stain. Applying a high quality finish to your western cedar does enhance the natural characteristics of the product.

You can choose from a wide variety of stains based on color and transparency. Be sure to choose a product that offers UV shielding and a fungicide. It is not recommended that you use a varnish or other type of film forming coatings. These products can crack and peel–leaving the appearance of the red cedar looking less than appealing.

Choosing the best decking wood for your outdoor project can feel overwhelming and confusing. There are so many decking woods and looks to choose from, that often you don’t know where to start.

Austin Wholesale Decking Supply understands how you are feeling. We offer expert advice on decking wood for your project and are available to help you every step of the way.   We have a wide selection of   Western red cedar and other decking woods you can choose from. 

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10900 N Lamar Blvd.,
Austin, TX 78753
Phone: 512/834-1200

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