Western Red Cedar is a stable softwood, boasting nearly twice the stability of other common softwoods. Cedar’s low-density structure allows it to lie flat and stay straight for its life, and it holds fastenings well.
Western Red Cedar allows lightweight and relatively long lengths of timber. Because of the soft wood’s fine, straight grain structure and even texture, Western Red cedar is easy to cut, saw, and nail with common tools. Western Red Cedar is easily planed to a smooth surface or milled to nearly any pattern. Western Red Cedar holds glue bonds and adhesives to provide a solid base for Superdeck® wood stains when applied at Western Woods pre-stain facility.
Like other cedar species, Western Red Cedar boasts a natural resistance to some of the more harmful elements like moisture, decay, and insect damage. This is the main reason Western Red Cedar has become the premier choice for exterior siding. When pre-stained with Superdeck® wood stain Western Red Cedar will last for decades - even in extreme weather environments.