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.
Pine is a beautiful, strong, soft wood that is easy to work with. The strength to weight ratio is very high. Pine is a more common wood, which means that it is easy to get and is less expensive than many other woods. It naturally has a neutral color, so it absorbs paint and stain very well. Southern Yellow Pine is a beautiful, grainy wood, and it has the highest density of any other pine. WFP offers Kiln Dried After Treatment (KDAT). This material is pressure treated and dried allowing for immediate application of coatings.
Cypress is commonly used for decks and siding on the outside of homes, and for flooring and paneling on the inside. The beautiful wood contains natural oils which work to repel termites and other kinds of bugs to prevent rotting. Cypress has a beautiful grain making it an excellent choice for semi-transparent and clear finishes