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DIY plans for a modern outdoor sectional

Creating an outdoor room is all the rage right now. And with good reason – who doesn’t want to make the most of every inch of their deck and the surrounding beauty of nature? This gorgeous outdoor Western Red Cedar sectional is sure to be the star of your patio all year long. Smart,
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Project of the Week – Newberg Residence

Location: Newberg, Oregon Architect: Design Architect - James
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Five Reasons to Choose Cedar Siding Over Composites

Why choose cedar siding over composites
What makes cedar siding so superior to plastic? There’s no question Western Red Cedar is one of the world's most beautiful building materials, but it also surpasses plastic imitators as the wise choice when it comes to environmental sustainability, durability and long-term value.
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Five Reasons Cedar Makes Sense in the Snow

The Quiet beauty of a Cedar Cabin in Snow Why is Western Red Cedar siding seen on cabins in every ski haven from Stowe to Aspen, and beyond? We've got five reasons Cedar is the material of choice when it comes to building a durable and beautiful home in snowy ski towns everywhere. (more…)
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How To Use Western Red Cedar Inside Your Home

Take Western Red Cedar Inside Most people understand the benefits of using Real Cedar for outdoor projects, like fencing, decking and siding. They know its durability, how it stands up to the elements, how it’s naturally resistant to rot and decay, and how timelessly stylish it is. But once the season changes and the chill of fall sets in
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Three Cedar Projects in Three Days with Colin & Justin

It was an ambitious building plan for design duo and TV hosts Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan – three projects in just three days. A two-car timber-frame carport, space-defining pergola and circular outdoor sauna were the trio of projects put together at Colin and Justin’s cabin at Drag Lake in Haliburton, Ont. Thanks to Western
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Urban sanctuary framed by Western Red Cedar

Location: San Francisco, California Architect: Terremoto.LA Photo: Bruce Damonte Take a slender, rectangular urban backyard and turn it into a multifaceted outdoor living space that flows seamlessly from the interior to the exterior. Innovative landscape design firm Terremoto.LA rose to the challenge
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Trends to Watch – Why You Should Be Using Knotty Cedar

Knotty Cedar is worth a second look Knotty Western Red Cedar is quietly growing in popularity, and for all the right reasons. The green, sustainable characteristics of Western Red Cedar are well-known, but here are seven top reasons why you may want to stock up on Knotty Western Red Cedar decking or siding. (more…)
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Wood Innovation and Design Centre – Beginning of the Timber Age

Location: Prince George, BC Architect: MGA Photo: Ema
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Project of the Week – Sea Bright House

Location: Sea Bright, New Jersey Architect: Jeff Jordan Architects Photo: Gregory Maka Set in a classic Jersey Shore town with a collection of quirky shops and restaurants to compliment an even quirkier collection of houses, the area surrounding this modern retreat has no shortage of charm. It also has no shortage of iconic vistas. (more…)
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