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Red Cedar and Why its great for Cedar Bridges

We use only top grade Red Cedar for our Cedar Garden Bridges. 1-800-935-9105


We buy high-quality lumber, from a local lumber mill to assure us the best handpicked quality lumber, which we finish with a fine sanding. The edges of all pieces are also rounded over and sanded.  Cedar weathers to a silver-gray, a no-maintenance look preferred by many. We can also weather treat, stain or clear coat seal your bridge to add beauty and longevity to your Cedar Bridge. Here are the benefits of Red Cedar.

Cedar is a lightweight and dimensionally stable wood that lies flat and stays straight. Which means it resists the natural tendency to crack and check, as you might find in many other wood species. Red Cedar has an incredible thermal co-efficient, meaning even on hot days, it is extremely cool to sit on. Red Cedar fibers contain oils that act as natural preservatives to help the wood resist rot and decay, making it excellent furniture material for moist or humid climates. These properties also make Cedar a very popular material for hot tub and sauna areas.

Among other things, these naturally occurring oils give off that distinct cedar aroma that makes the wood highly unattractive to insects, moths and other pests. Its bacterial and fungal resistance coupled with the fact that Cedar is 80% the strength of Oak, makes it the most desirable wood to use for building Outdoor furniture.

We also offer Redwood Lumber for customers who prefer Redwood 1-800-935-9105

If you live near California or other parts of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, you should be able to obtain redwood without issue, if you prefer redwood over cedar. However, if you live farther away, consider using red cedar, instead. It is lighter and more economical to ship, and is also likely to survive the trip with less damage than redwood and at a lower cost than Redwood.

More information on Red Cedar

Red cedar lumber is created from a type of evergreen tree with the soft needlelike foliage typical of other cedar varieties. There are both male and female red cedar trees, identified by their display of either berries (female) or cones (male). The sex of the tree, however, makes no difference in the quality of the wood. The lumber of all red cedar trees is classified as softwood. The wood of the red cedar emits a pleasant odor when fresh that may remind many people of Christmas trees.

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