When lumber is treated, it’s more resistant to water, fungal, and insect damage. This extends the life of the lumber and reduces the amount of trees that would need to be cut down to replace wood structures that experience rot.
Appearance-grade lumber is used for applications where strength isn't a big concern, and pressure-treated lumber is an innovative product that provides long-term protection for your wood structures.
Today’s video goes over the reasons western red cedar needs to be treated, how to stain western red cedar, and techniques to protect the wood throughout the process of treatment through installation.
Today’s video is all about how to interpret western red cedar lumber grades. Lumber grading is the process by which the pieces of wood are evaluated.
In the first installment of our new series on pressure-treated wood, Dennis McWhirter shares his expertise on the treatment process.
Learn the differences between kiln-dried cedar and air-dried cedar and the ideal moisture content for each from Paul Mackie of the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association.
Mr. Cedar is back on the Dunn Solutions blog to discuss western red cedar's best uses—including exterior applications.
Mr. Cedar returns to the Dunn Solutions blog to discuss the origin and scope of the WRCLA.
Master craftsman Daniel Westbrook shows you how to use a scrap of wood to quickly improve miter joints two different ways.
In the introduction to our series with "Mr. Cedar" himself, Paul Mackie answers a big, basic question: What is western red cedar?
Gary Katz of Katz Roadshow and THISIsCarpentry discusses everything from how to use a moisture meter to creating better miter joints in this Dunn Solutions podcast.