Cedar is technically classified as a light soft wood. It was a
premium choice for craftsmen of the Arts and Crafts era, and
continues to be one of the most trusted woods for outdoor furniture
making today. Cape Cod Treasure Chest stands behind the quality of
our outdoor furniture, and that is why we insist of cedar wood for
items like this cedar ottoman. We want what you buy from us to
serve you well.
Please consider this short list of the properties of cedar that
make it the natural choice for dependable outdoor furniture.
1. Flexibility - Cedar is called a light soft wood
because of its ability to resist warping. It is quite strong, but
not so rigid that weight or weather will crack it. You can put your
feet up on this ottoman without ever fearing you will bend the wood
out of shape.
2. Weather Resistance - Cedar has an amazing natural
resistance to the elements. Ice, rain, snow, and heat do not
penetrate to the heart of the wood, and if left unstained this
ottoman will turn a natural soft grey color. Many people choose
cedar for furniture they wish to leave outdoors year round because
of its toughness in the face of all kinds of weather.
3. Low Flammability - Campers don't choose cedar for
kindling wood because it is somewhat flame resistant, slow to burn,
and slow to give off smoke. We recommend that any outdoor furniture
located next to a fire pit or barbeque be made of cedar wood.
4. Insect Repellant - Bugs do not like cedar. This
unusual quality of the wood will protect your ottoman from being
chewed by insects, and may even protect you from getting bit or
stung in the great outdoors.
The above 4 facts are just some of the smart reasons to opt for
cedar in your outdoor living space. From an aesthetic point, you
will love the beauty of this durable wood, and the classic, rustic
touch this ottoman adds to your outdoor seating arrangements.