Western Red Cedar is a wood of exceptional beauty. In its natural state, it has a richly textured, tactile grain combined with a palette of warm mellow tones ranging from light amber to deep honey brown. Subtly aromatic, the characteristic fragrance of cedar adds another dimension to its universal appeal. The wood’s cellular structure creates interior air spaces that give is an insulation value higher than most woods and much higher than brick or concrete. Buildings which feature cedar shake roofs, siding, shingles or ceilings tend to stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Western Red Cedar contains natural oils that act as preservatives to help the wood resist insect attack and decay. Cedar’s natural good looks, resistance to decay, and ability to accept a wide range of finishes make it the sensible choice for corner boards, fascia, skirting and window and door trim.