Cedar wood is well-known for its insect-repelling and rot-resistant nature. It is an attractive-looking wood, and it has a distinctive fragrance. Cedar can be used in various ways throughout the home as well as outside the home. From closet lining to furniture, flooring to roofing, cedar is a versatile wood.
Closet Lining and Storage
The appeal of using cedar in closets is that insects don't like it, which works toward protecting clothing from bugs, namely, moths. Closet walls lined in cedar look good and have the added benefit of keeping the bugs away. Clothing and other fabric items that are stored for long periods of time often have the danger of being eaten by moths. Cedar balls stored in with the clothing or other fabrics will go a long way toward keeping bugs away.
Flooring and Furniture
Cedar is a good-looking and hard wood, which makes it an excellent flooring option. It will protect the room from insects and require nominal maintenance. These qualities also make it a good choice for furniture. Bookshelves, dressers and tables are just a few of the pieces of furniture that could be made from cedar.
Roofing and Siding
Cedar shingles are an attractive option for roofing your home. Because they are rot resistant, they are long-lasting, and can have a life-span of up to 40 years. It is necessary to maintain the cedar by sealing it regularly in order for it to have the longest life-span possible.
Decks and Fences
Due to its ability to be rot-resistant, cedar is a popular choice for both decks and fences. Pressure-treated cedar is commonly used for decks. Cedar fences and decks will gray over time if left untreated, but you can seal, stain or paint the cedar to prevent this.
Cedar mulch is used in landscaping to prevent weeds and maintain moisture in the soil. Because of its nature, cedar mulch offers the added benefit of being an insect repellent.