Siding

Real Cedar Siding

Introduction
Siding Home
Why Real Cedar?
Western Red Cedar Characteristics
Sustainability
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How to Finish
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Decking

Real Cedar Decking

Introduction
Decking Home
Why Real Cedar?
Western Red Cedar Characteristics
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Planning
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Stair & Railing Installation
Finishing
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Care & Maintenance
Outdoor

Real Cedar Outdoor

Introduction
Outdoor Home
Why Real Cedar?
Western Red Cedar Characteristics
Sustainability
Design & Spec
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Building
Project Preparation
Outdoor Fasteners
Fence Construction
Fence Specifications
Prebuilt Fence Panels
Finishing
Finishing Techniques
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Project Care & Maintenance
Indoor

Western Red Cedar Indoor

Introduction
Indoor Home
Why Real Cedar?
Western Red Cedar Characteristics
Sustainability
Planning
Cedar Saunas
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Infrared Cedar Sauna
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Building Products
Building Preparation
Indoor T&G Paneling
Doors & Windows
Blinds & Shutters
Finishing
Finishing Tips
Care & Maintenance
Timbers

Western Red Cedar Timbers

Introduction
Timbers Home
Why Real Cedar?
Western Red Cedar Characteristics
Sustainability
Planning
Grades and Specifications
Building
Preparation
Installation
Maintenance
Finishing
Restoring Western Red Cedar Timbers
Care & Maintenance
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Indoor Cedar Preparation

Indoor Preparation

For optimal results, Real Cedar needs to acclimatize to the humidity conditions of your indoor space before installation. This will enable the cedar to achieve equilibrium moisture content with its surroundings. Which is important because Western Red Cedar is a natural material and as such tends to react to the humidity content of a new environment either by shrinking or swelling. Typically speaking, kiln dried clear cedar will take 3-5 days, dry knotty cedar will take 7-10 days and green (unseasoned) cedar will take at least 30 days.

Feel Out Your Finish

Depending on its texture, Real Cedar wood may require a light sanding with fine-grit sandpaper to remove any minor surface characteristics. It’s also good practice to experiment with the proposed finish on a small sample of wood identical to the product to be finished. This will ensure that the coating will achieve the desired effect. Once a choice has been made about the finish, the same brand name should used throughout to avoid incompatible formulations and color inconsistencies.