Pergolas uses only Western Red Cedar to build it's
Pergola kits. This material is grown in the coastal
regions of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Red Cedar is and has always been the material of choice
for outdoor structures, furniture, decks and siding.
Cedar is a smooth, stable lumber that weathers gracefully
and is naturally decay resistant.
Why Western Red Cedar?
Beauty It is beautiful, and its ability to accept stains
means its beauty comes in many hues. As one of North America's
most durable woods, it lasts for decades and even centuries.
Light in weight, uniformly textured, straight-grained and containing
no resin,Western Red Cedar is easy to work with, with a wide
variety of uses. Western Red Cedar is beautiful, in both sight
and scent. No man-made material can duplicate the depth of Western
Red Cedar's natural luster. Its subtle, natural aroma is another
hallmark of its universal appeal.
Durability It's one of North America's most durable woods. Natural
resistance to deterioration has long made Western Red Cedar
the premier choice for either interior or exterior home use.
Cedar fibers contain natural compounds called thujaplicins that
act as natural preservatives, making the wood extremely long-lasting.
These compounds also give the wood its distinct aroma. Properly
finished,Western Red Cedar will last for decades, even in harsh
Ease of Use &
Maitenence It lays flat and stays straight. The even grain and relatively
consistent density make Western Red Cedar less likely to swell,
warp, cup and twist than other soft and hard woods. As a result,
it retains a distinguished appearance that lends a mark of quality
to any home.
To learn more,
visit the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association at www.realcedar.org
or call toll-free at 1-866-778-9096.
"Finished pergola is beautiful. Neighbors have commented very positively. View of yard from inside the pergola is difficult to describe. Can 'look through' the pergola lattices, but also 'look' out the 'windows' onto the garden. Very three-dimensional experience. One neighbor said that if he lived in our house, he would sit and read every day in the pergola." - Douglas Rose