Cedar is a common wood for building outdoor projects, as it is more weather-resistant than a lot of other species of softwoods. Cedar left untreated tends to gray over time, which is a look that some people actually prefer over the freshly-cut cedar color.
In Building Projects with Cedar, discover a number of thoughts on working with these various species of wood, plus some ideas for restoring older cedar projects.
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