What are the characteristics of red cedar as a furniture material?
Red cedar is a fine-grained and smooth wood. Its core material is reddish-brown, contains natural extracts, has excellent stability, has a long service life and is not easily deformed. It is a high-quality natural preservative wood.
The most common type of cedar is the western red pine grown in Canada. It has aromatic alcohol substances and has the effect of repelling insects and moths. Therefore, it is widely used in cabinets, home furnishings, packaging boxes, bathrooms, saunas, building materials, etc. application.
In particular, it has the characteristics of anti-insect and anti-humid environment, which is the main material in high-end humidors. Processing wastes can also distill essential oil products. In life, the pencil sticks with the special aroma of biting the pencil head are mostly made of cedar, so it can also be called pencil cypress.
Red cedar is also known as "pencil cypress", because red cedar is a common material for making pencils, and the aroma of our common pencils comes from red cedar.
Because of its excellent moisture-proof and anti-corrosion properties, red cedar is often used as a building material for indoor and outdoor structures and decoration.
Material properties and characteristics
Red cedar is dimensionally stable and moisture resistant for environments with high humidity, such as saunas, bathrooms and kitchens. Due to the aroma of red cedar, the stronger it is in contact with water, it can inhibit daily bacteria such as fungi and molds during use. It can be used to make cabinets, wardrobes, etc. to prevent cockroaches and moths.
Red cedar is the most natural preservative wood:
Red cedar's anti-corrosion properties come from naturally occurring alcohols called Thujaplicins. In addition, an acid called Thujic that can be extracted from red cedar ensures that the wood is not attacked by insects. This natural property has been used unchanged for decades. Of course, if the red cedar wood is in contact with the ground or other things that may cause rot for a long time, it is also necessary to take necessary wood protection treatment for the red cedar wood. In particularly dry or particularly humid environments, its useful life can be as long as 30-50 years.