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Full Steam Ahead – A Spotlight on Cedar Hot Tubs & Saunas

Why install a cedar sauna or hot tub? The reasons are many. An outdoor soaker, for example, can turn your summer cottage into a year-round family retreat. A customized sauna, meanwhile,
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Project of the Week – Camp Frio

Location: Leakey, Texas Architect: Tim Cuppett Architects Photography: Whit Preston Photography   “Cozy… but ample and gracious; dark and moody…but bright and airy.” That was the homeowners’ impression
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Tiny Homes – Even in Small Doses, Cedar Packs a Big Design Punch

When designing a tiny home, every square foot counts. Choosing the best building material is crucial. That’s why so many tiny home builders turn to Western Red Cedar decking and siding. Even a small dose of cedar’s beautiful tonal range and texture can create warm, inviting indoor and outdoor living spaces. And for
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Project of the Week – Danish Barn

Location: Ry, Denmark Architect: Christoffersen & Weiling Architects Photography: Tina Stephansen   Located in rural Denmark, the site for this project offers
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Thinking Inside the Box

Bring the Warmth of Wood Inside Western Red Cedar is renowned for transforming outdoor living spaces, and rightfully so. Its beautiful tonal range and top-performing characteristics make it ideal for decking, pergolas and siding. But why wait until summer to enjoy all the warmth and beauty that comes from surrounding
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Project of the Week- Orcas Island Retreat

LOCATION: SAN JUAN ISLANDS, WASHINGTON, USA ARCHITECT: DEFOREST ARCHITECTS PHOTOS: TIM BIES   Prior to the current owners, this family compound consisted of several cedar cabins sprinkled around a private cove with low-bank beachfront, as well as acres of forests
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How (and why) to Build a Mobile Outdoor Kitchen

It’s not the size of your grilling station that matters – and don’t let anyone tell you different! https://youtu.be/pvubznHi804 Think outdoor kitchens are only for people with sprawling backyards? Think again. This Real Cedar Mobile Grilling Station is so compact, even condo dwellers can get in on the open-air cooking action. In addition
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Project of the Week- Malangen Retreat

LOCATION: SAND MALANGEN, TROMS, NORWAY ARCHITECT: SNORRE STINESSEN PHOTOS: TERJE ARNTSEN (NORWAY) & STEVE KING (USA)   The Challenge: Located well above the Arctic Circle; temperatures in Malangen can drop down to -30C degrees during the winter months. So the biggest challenge when building and planning on this site was of course the elements. Another major consideration for this
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Project of the Week- Rogue River

LOCATION: ROCKFORD, MICHIGAN ARCHITECT: LUCID ARCHITECTURE PHOTOS: ASHLEY AVILA   Perched on an irregular shaped property with a dramatic drop down to a river, this site posed more than a few topographical challenges. But in the end, the Lucid Architecture team met those challenges with a design that takes full advantage of its natural surrounding. Modern, yet incredibly warm,
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Project of the Week- Cabana/Daybed

For our most recent DIY project we wanted to build a structure that could be adapted to serve a wide range of functions for your outdoor living space. This versatile, not to mention gorgeous Real Cedar build could be used as an outdoor cabana-daybed, yoga
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