Siding

Real Cedar Siding

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Decking

Real Cedar Decking

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Outdoor

Real Cedar Outdoor

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Outdoor Home
Why Real Cedar?
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Sustainability
Design & Spec
Real Cedar Free DIY Project Plans
Design Tips
Building
Project Preparation
Outdoor Fasteners
Fence Construction
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Prebuilt Fence Panels
Finishing
Finishing Techniques
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Care & Maintenance
Indoor

Western Red Cedar Indoor

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

Real Cedar Timbers

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

Siding

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Which is better? Real Cedar siding or substitutes?

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How long does Real Cedar siding last?

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Does Real Cedar siding come with a warranty?

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What fasteners do I use on Real Cedar siding?

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What nails do I use on Real Cedar siding?

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Do I install Real Cedar siding over house wrap?

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Can I staple Real Cedar siding?

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What are the advantages of Real Cedar siding?

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Can I blind nail bevel siding?

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How can I finish Real Cedar siding?

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Do I stain siding on all 6 sides?

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Should I weather siding before staining?

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Should I weather Real Cedar before coating?

Decking

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Why use Real Cedar versus composite decking?

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What’s the best stain for Real Cedar decks?

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Decking

Indoor

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Can I install real cedar inside?

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What are Real Cedar’s acoustic properties?

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Can I use Real Cedar in bathrooms?

Outdoor

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Which fasteners are best on outdoor structures?

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What are the beam spans for a pergola?

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Can I install Real Cedar posts in the ground?

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Is Real Cedar safe for raised gardens?

Pre-Building

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Tyvek Drainwrap Weather Resistant Barrier

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Advantages of Tyvek Flexwrap

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Tyvek Drainwrap Weather Resistant Barrier

Miscellaneous

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Where do you buy Real Cedar?

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Should I use coated or stainless steel screws?

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Why do I want Real Cedar?

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Does Real Cedar hold paint?

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Why is Real Cedar environmentally responsible?

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What makes Real Cedar “green”?

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Does Real Cedar have a fire retardant rating?

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Is Real Cedar ok in Wildland Urban Interface Areas?

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