Red cedar furniture is a good buy – Wood furniture is great. It looks great, it’s sturdy and puts up with a lot. It’s amazing how a true wood craftsman can really transform a few pieces of wood into masterpieces. You see a lot of wood furniture indoors, but what kind of wooden furniture is best for outdoors? Not just any kind of wood will do. What you want is furniture made from red cedar.
Red cedar comes from the Cypress tree family (western red cedar tree) and is found in North America, so it’s readily available to customers in the United States. It’s also good for the environment since this type of wood does not need to be treated with all kinds of chemicals that end up back in the atmosphere over time. Wood can even be recycled once it’s done being used. Worst case, it’ll decompose back into the earth. So not only do you get quality wood furniture but it’s a more natural kind of wood that even makes the most intense environmentalists happy.
Red cedar is used in all kinds of furniture besides outdoor furniture. Since it holds up so well outdoors, it has no problem looking good indoors. You can find red cedar chairs, cabinets, armoires, tables, beds, nightstands, coffee tables and chests.
A good piece of wood furniture will last a long time. If you’re looking for something that can be passed on to your children and grandchildren as heirlooms, then red cedar is a great choice. Find the kind that fits your decor and is something that you like. If you do plan on passing it on to the next generation, then don’t get something too trendy but instead a more simple and elegant design. I think most of the wood furniture from the 1970s didn’t make it to the next generation.
Good luck with your search for red cedar furniture. Be sure to do a good search online as well as offline. Many online retailers have ways to make shipping costs minimal and lower than you might expect for such heavy objects.