Cedar furniture is the natural choice because of its beauty, practicality and durability. It is naturally resistant to decay, insect and weather damage. Because of this superior resistance, cedar is frequently used for outdoor fencing, and siding on homes. Cedar has an exceptionally high strength-to-weight ratio, which means that it is both durable and easy to move about. It does not shrink or warp as many other woods commonly do. Unlike pressure-treated wood furniture, no chemical preservatives, that may be harmful to your family's health, are used in cedar furniture.
Two types of cedar are used for cedar furniture -- Northern White Cedar, for indoor and outdoor furniture for its creamy white color and enduring strength, and Western Red Cedar for outdoor garden products such as arbors and trellises. When left untreated, over time white cedar weathers gracefully to a silvery gray, or it can be stained to match any décor.