Red Cedar Octagon GazeboA gazebo is a wonderful addition to any backyard. It serves as a functional focal point for your outdoor decorations. You can get a gazebo in pretty much any shape and size you desire. Some of the options include screened or unscreened as well as what the gazebo is made out of. For a natural signature accent look you should go with natural wood. Since the gazebo is exposed to the elements all year round you need a wood that can stand up to the elements that’s why cedar is a perfect choice for gazebos.

Cedar, like teak is a very hardy and durable wood. It will last for years with minimal care. You don’t have to worry about wood rot. You want to enjoy your gazebo not constantly tinker with replacing rotted out sections.

Another great thing about cedar is that not only is it weather resistant, it’s bug resistant as well. You won’t have to worry about termites or carpenter ants tearing up your brand new gazebo.

Since cedar is both weather and bug resistant you can build a gazebo without using pressure treated wood.  You won’t have to worry about being exposed to all the nasty toxic chemicals that are present in treated lumber. It’s a healthier choice for you and your family.

Cedar is a sustainable resource. You can find farmed eco-friendly cedar. This has a much lower ecological impact than using synthetic materials.

So it’s easy to see why cedar is a perfect choice for gazebos. It stands up to pretty much any attack Mother Nature can throw at it. It’s healthier for you and your family as well. Finally using cedar is actually less destructive to the environment than plastic or PVC.

When choosing a gazebo, be sure to take all these considerations about cedar into account along with your budget.

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