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A guide to buying cedar furniture

Cedar is a type of wood which is used in fabricating many types of indoor and outdoor furniture. To ensure that you get cedar furniture which would fit your needs, you need to consider several variables such as cedar variety and budget.

All about cedar

Since it contains moth repellent substances, cedar is a favoured material in making indoor furniture pieces such as drawers and dressers. Cedar also has a natural wood appearance and can easily match and even enhance the look of many gardens,
sun-rooms and porches. Many furniture makers also favour this material for garden benches.
Things to consider when buying cedar furniture 1) Select a furniture piece which is built out of eastern red cedar if you are planning to keep linens or clothing on top of or inside the unit. Eastern red is the only type of cedar which possesses natural moth-repelling properties. You can utilise any type of cedar wood if it would not be used for storing clothing. 2) Choose outdoor cedar furniture which is built out of western red cedar. It is a
non-heat absorbing variety of cedar which would not get painfully hot even during sunny days. This feature is particularly important if you are buying a garden bench which does not come with a cushion. 3) Check if the cedar wood furniture is built properly. Purchase furniture which has each piece of wood linked together with either mortise-and-tenon joints or dowels. This will ensure that it will remain stable and will last for a long time. 4) See to it that chair and table legs have been adequately reinforced to prevent tilting or wobbling. Blocks which are made of wood positioned at the upper base of the leg can keep cedar log furniture stable. 5) Buy cedar that has not been stained or painted if you're planning to keep the wood appearing natural. Patio tables and chairs made of cedar can serve you for a long time even when permanently placed outdoors since this type of wood contains natural preservatives. Keep in mind too that the look of your cedar wood furniture can easily be altered using stain or paint as these substances adhere well to it.

Tips

Create a budget and stick to it. Check offerings in various stores to ensure that you get the best possible price for your cedar wood furniture.

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