Wester Red Cedar
Western Red Cedar is available with a little extra lead time. Prices for log walls made of cedar are more expensive than most other wood species for several reasons, one being that Cedar stocks are seriously depleted in the northwest, and therefore simply cost more. And, because cedar logs generally have much more taper along their length, they require more labor to handcraft.
Although long renowned for rot and insect resistance, it takes careful selection of growing regions along the northwest coastal areas to find cedar that lives up to its reputation. Fast growing cedar from inland forests do not have the high tannic acid content which gives cedar its best rot and bug resistance. If you order your loghome made with cedar, Biglog and Timber Homes will use only the finest grade of coastal-grown cedar logs, assuring that you get the durability you want.