Cedar (Thuja Plicata) is an evergreen coniferous tree geographically specific to the Pacific North West of North America. Its beauty and stature, up to 300 feet tall and 21 feet in diameter, is marveled at, the world over. The products manufactured from Cedar are valued for their distinct appearance, aroma, great insulation value and its high natural resistance to decay. A little known fact is that’s its light weight and strength make it a popular choice for guitar soundboards.
Western Red Cedar has an extensive history of use by the past generations of the northwest coast of North America, Cedar was once used to make huge canoes (men went out to high sea to harpoon whales in these), totem poles, houses, masks, helmets, armor, boxes, utensils, tools, and many other art and utility objects.
With time, Cedar exposed to the elements, will start to turn a silver-gray color, which not only becomes an attractive feature, but also aids buildings in keeping cool in summer and warm in the winter.