"The majority of Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) grows in the Pacific Northwest. This particular species of
cedar is also be found in a number of other common exterior products for the home including, roof shakes,
siding, saunas and hot tubs. Cedar is an ideal wood for high moisture conditions."
"Cedar contains natural oils (phenols) which help prevent decay and insect attack. The natural oils in Cedar
increase its durability and weatherability without the use of chemical treatments. The wood has a dense cell structure,
about ten million cells per cubic inch. It shrinks and swells very little, stays flat and resists checking. It can be
left untreated to weather naturally."