Incense Cedar: The fencing material that can take it all and still stand tall
Taking over Western Red Cedar, Incense Cedar is becoming one of the most used woods in the fencing industry. With its many great qualities and lower cost, it’s not hard to see why.
Incense Cedar is native to forests in California, western Nevada and southern Oregon. It is an attractive, blond wood with straight, clean grains and is non-resinous. Due to its non-resinous property, Incense Cedar holds lacquer, varnishes and other stains far better than resinous woods.
Perhaps Incense Cedar’s key characteristic that makes it so popular in fencing is its notable decay resistance and ability to hold up against weather conditions, even without a protectant. It is durable under all weather conditions and climates, is less combustible than other cedars and least likely of the cedars to shrink.
Not only is this wood great under varying conditions, but it’s wonderful to work with. It machines very easily, finishing with a smooth, satiny surface with splinter-free versatility. It is also able to outperform Western Red in machining, resistance in nailing and its ability to hold nails and screws.
Incense Cedar makes a handsome fence with high dimensional stability and weather endurance while remaining at an affordable price point.
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