1″ x 8″ x 8′ Incense Cedar
When you think of Incense Cedar, a warm and lovely wood comes to mind. Incense-cedar is widely recognized for its resistance to decay. This sweet smelling wood is specially kiln dried to insure dimensional stability. When you want a product that is superb for patterns, Incense-cedar offers the answer. At The Fence N’ Post we carry an inexpensive Canadian Spruce and a long lasting Incense Cedar. Over time these two products have proven to be the best choice for the sometimes harsh North Texas environment. Incense Cedar fence pickets, and rails are one of the most durable and decay resistant of native American woods. It is produced from a forest tree found in California, southern Oregon and western Nevada. Under average conditions, mature trees are 20 to 30 inches in diameter and 75 to 110 feet in height. The trees can grow up to 150 feet tall and six feet in diameter. The tree is rarely found in pure stands but generally grows intermingled with ponderosa Pine, Sugar Pine, and Douglas Fir. Fence contractors, Do it your selfer’s and homeowners hail it as one of the finest fence products available. Incense Cedar offers all the durability, strength, workability and beauty as does Western Red Cedar. What’s more, many people prefer the color of Incense Cedar. Incense-cedar has reddish brown fibrous bark and small scale-like leaves growing in flattened branches. Rarely found in pure stands, Incense-cedar is a minor component of the mixed-conifer forest, comprising less than 25% of the stand. The wood is decay resistant and has very uniform texture, and is easily milled. Incense Cedar is a very good choice when you’re in the market for unique characteristics coupled with eye-catching appeal.
Here are some reasons why:
- Incense Cedar is highly durable under all weather conditions and in all climates.
- Merchant Magazine found Incense Cedar outperformed Western Red in the following categories: machining, resistance in nailing, and holding ability, for nails and screws.
- Incense cedar is less combustible than Western Red- a definite benefit in many regions. (Test method ASTM E-84, according to the Western Wood Product Association Product Use Manuel)
The outstanding durability and resistance to decay of lumber from incense cedar heartwood make it ideal for exterior use where moister is present. This wood gives long service with little maintenance in such uses as privacy fencing and other outside uses. Rich color, sound knots, and aromatic fragrance makes the wood popular for interior paneling and woodwork.