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Cedar Dog House
What Are Some Of The Western Red Cedar Benefits?
It Is Very Stable & Remains Straight In Harsh Climates.
A red cedar dog house material has double the stability of most common conifers and will resist warping, cupping, twisting or decaying prematurely.
This means it will require very little maintenance on your behalf and provides years of comfort for your pet!
It Is Bug Resistant | Termite Resistant.
This wood features naturally occurring preservatives (tannin oil) that are resistant to termites, moisture and decay.
Set it and forget it no termites are going to start having a free lunch with this home!
Also this cedar wood is not treated with any toxic chemicals that can harm your dog.
Provides Natural Thermal Insulation.
Western Red Cedar out performs common softwoods as well as brick, concrete and steel when it comes to thermal properties, meaning it feels cooler in the hot summer months and warmer during the colder winter months.
Why western red cedar for building the doghouse?
It is gorgeous wood – The natural beauty of red cedar features crisp, rich tonal properties and is the preferred wood by many woodworking professionals for all types of designs.
Because of the natural oils in the wood it is also resistant to insects and premature rotting. It plays well with others – Western red cedar is resin and pitch free, meaning it will stain very well and it is readily available in all shapes and sizes.
It is Eco-Friendly – Unlike some other building products like brick, concrete or other synthetic materials cedar will not generate greenhouse gasses and it is a renewable (if sourced from sustainable managed forests), biodegradable product.
By using real cedar for this doghouse it actually reduces the amount of Co2 (Greenhouse gas) in the atmosphere.
During the growing stages, young cedar trees absorb and hold Co2. This Co2 is maintained even through cutting and manufacturing.
Allowing the trees to grow though out their lifespan and become old, as they begin to age and break down, that previously absorbed Co2 begins to release back out into the air.
Does it have to be Western Red Cedar won’t any cedar work?
The property that makes the western red cedar wood unique is the tannin oils throughout the wood.
Meaning it will not require the high maintenance like other cedars such as the cheaper white or yellow cedar wood and you are investing in longevity.
Almost all woods require some type of care more or less depending where you reside but the western red will stand up to the elements much longer.
A simple application once a year with a wood sealer will ensure your doghouse will last a very long time.