Natural solid wood is a great choice for adding warmth and texture to outdoor applications like pergolas, gazebos, decking, outdoor furniture, raised beds, fences and trellises. Western Red Cedar from British Columbia (B.C.), Canada is ideal for these end-uses since it has natural termite, rot and decay resistance and can be used outdoors without chemical treatment.
Western Red Cedar
Western Red Cedar is outstanding for wooden deck flooring, pergola, cladding, fencing, outdoor furniture, playground equipment, shade screens, pool furniture and spa tubs. Both clear and knotty looks or a combination of both are achievable. The wood is generally kept natural with a UV coat to showcase its warm, mocha colour and beautiful grain.
Due to its durability, Yellow Cedar is often used for shingles, posts, poles, marine pilings, small boat hulls, oars and paddles, water and chemical tanks, exterior doors and door jambs, window frames and window boxes. Structural grades are commonly used for exterior applications such as bridges, decking, stairs and for landscaping.