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CEDAR WOOD FACTS
Cedar trees are coniferous trees with a very fragrant wood. AIFP’s Cedar Traders deal in Inland Red Cedar, Western Red Cedar, and Incense Cedar, which grow in different geographic areas.
CEDAR WOOD USES
Cedar wood tends to be used for its natural beauty, which means it isn’t typically hidden in the framing of a construction project. With this visual appeal, cedar lends itself to be used in many applications like fencing, decking, siding, and trim. Because of its aromatic smell and natural insect-repellent, some types of cedar can also be used in manufacturing dressers and other clothing storage.
Western Red Cedar in particular is prized for its naturally occurring moisture-resistance, decay-resistance, and insect repellent. Not only is it durable and stable, but its aesthetic beauty makes it ideal for a wide range of interior and exterior projects. It’s also incredibly lightweight, making it easy for professional and amateur use. The best part? Western red cedar wood is extremely versatile, and unlike other woods, you’re not limited by standard colors and styles.
CEDAR WOOD GRADES
Cedar wood grades can vary from mill to mill, which is why it’s so important to work with an experienced cedar trader who has a working knowledge of the grading system at each mill, as well as the proprietary grades outside of the normal grading system. Here’s a quick look at some of the most common grades of cedar.
Clear grade cedar is used on projects where appearance is of the utmost importance. The most common clear grades are clear vertical, A clear, no. 2 clear and better, D & better clear, and custom clear.
Projects that are looking for a more rustic appearance tend to utilize knotty grades. Some common knotty grades include architect knotty, custom knotty, appearance knotty, select tight-knot, etc.