Author: Surrey Cedar

Surrey Cedar is a re-manufacturer, distributor, and installer of western red cedar products. Since 1979, we have re-manufactured our key product lines in-house, which has led to tight quality controls and exceptional value. Our products can be seen throughout the world - literally on every continent (except Antarctica!) - as we take great pride in offering superior Canadian-made quality and exceptional mill-direct value.
07 Mar 2019
Cedarwood Aromatherapy - Building Material Benefits

Cedarwood Aromatherapy and Incense – Use Cedar as a Building Material for Health Benefits

Cedarwood aromatherapy is very powerful. It is used to treat a number of health conditions. In addition, it is also an excellent building material. It can be used to line closets with WRC tongue and groove. If you are considering using cedar for your project, check out this list of what cedar oil can do. Cedar wood will still give off an aroma and it will still be a natural insect repellent, including moths. Here is what cedar oil can do:

  • All natural antifungal
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antispasmodic / muscle spasms
  • Diuretic (used to treat high blood pressure, fluid build up heart conditions, etc
  • Insecticidal / insect deterrent
  • Alopecia / hair loss
  • Acne
  • Sleep
  • Anxiety

Using Cedar as a Building Material Instead of Cedarwood Aromatherapy

Cedarwood Building Material vs Aromatherapy
Cedarwood Building Material

There are many benefits to using cedar as a building material. Not only will it help with insects, but it is strong, durable and beautiful. It can be stained, carved and laid out in different options. It has an amazing woodsy aroma that is very relaxing and enjoyable. Whether you use it indoors or outdoors it will stand the test of time as it is a classic building material. At Surrey Cedar we sell red cedar lumber and products.

Table of the Different Types of Cedar – Pros and Cons

There are 5 types of cedar. Each has different benefits as well as drawbacks. It really depends on how you intend to use the cedar. It can be used as an essential oil for aromatherapy purposes or as a building material. Most types of cedar aren’t the best for building with, even though the wood varieties are all quite stunning in appearance. The best type of cedar to build with is Western Red Cedar. Here is a table of the different types of cedar.

Type of Cedar Pros Cons
Western Red Cedar Low density and lightweight Need to know where to buy it
Northern White Cedar Resists decay and insects Brittle
Eastern Red Cedar Aromatic cedar Finishing problems, especially with oils
Yellow Cedar Hard, dense and lightweight Very expensive
Spanish Cedar Aromatic and moisture-resistant Very expensive

Contact Us for More Info About Cedar as a Building Material – Bonus Benefit Cedarwood Aromatherapy

There are many benefits to cedarwood aromatherapy and incense. Most of all, it is an excellent building material. If you would like to place an order for cedar lumber or any of our cedar products, please contact us or request a free estimate. If you have any immediate questions please call us at 1-888-534-9936< or send us an email

20 Jan 2019
Cedar Panelling - Red Cedar Wood Panels

Cedar Panelling – Red Cedar Wood Panels

Cedar panelling or cedar panels are a great way to enhance the look of any structure. Any time natural wood is used instead of modern building materials, it gives a fresh, vibrant feel to the overall look of a space. Panelling makes for a seamless and timeless look. It is relatively easy to use, especially when the wood is tongue and groove. Each piece naturally fits into the other.

Why Use Cedar as a Building Material?

There are many reasons why red cedar wood is a popular choice when it comes to building materials. Cedar is strong, durable and beautiful. It is also a natural moth repellent. Cedar is also low maintenance and it will last for many years to come. For this reason cedar is often used in outdoor applications like fence panels.

Cedar Panels are Highly Customizable

Red cedar panels are highly customizable. Using cedar in a decorative fashion, especially red cedarwood is especially beautiful. The wood can be shaped to overlap in geometric patterns, neat overlays or even carved. Further, you can also stain the wood to give it a different hue. The options are endless.

Where to Use Cedar Panelling? – Great for any Project

You can use cedar panelling just about anywhere where you need to build a structure. Some of the most typical or popular installations that use cedar panels include:

Red Cedar Panels – Order the Perfect Size Panel for Your Project Today

Surrey cedar offers different fence panel styles including solid, square, lattice top and diagonal lattice top. Sizes range from 6×6 to 5×8 to 4×8. What are you waiting for?

Cedar panelling is a gorgeous way to enhance your space. Get inspired for your next project and come visit us at our lumberyard.  Cedar can be cost effective. Ordering through us means that you pay direct and cut the middleman out. Contact us and place your order today! We also can ship direct to you. 1-888-534-9936

06 Jan 2019
Benefits of Cedar Siding & Decking

Benefits of Cedar Siding and Decking

There are many benefits of cedar siding and decking. Cedar is a natural wood product widely available in Canada. Its beautiful grain is comes in many shades patterns. It can also be stained to enhance its natural beauty. Cedar is also very strong, durable and acts as a non toxic pest repellent.

Benefits of Cedar Siding and Decking – Affordable, Strong, Low Maintenance

When it comes to affordability, cedar is an excellent option for siding, decking and other home improvement projects. Cedar is naturally resistant to insects and pests like cockroaches, moths, termites, ants and beetles. It is also resistant warping and curling throughout the seasons. The maintenance is very minimal and cedar is a green building product. This type of wood is also lightweight, yet tough.

Red Cedar Manufacturer – Trust Surrey Cedar for Your Building Materials

We are a red cedar manufacturer and offer many different products which are available through our lumberyard or by the truckload for larger projects. You can order your materials or get us to install one of our products for you. Our products include:

Contact Us for More Info About the Benefits of Cedar Siding and Decking Today

The benefits of cedar siding and decking make it a great choice for your next project. If you would like to place an order, please contact us or request a free estimate. If you have any immediate questions, please call us at 1-888-534-9936 or send us an email

22 Dec 2018
Red Cedar Shakes, Siding, Shingles & Panels - Build a Cedar Shed, House, etc

Benefits of Cedar Wood Shake, Siding, Shingles, and Panels

There are many benefits of cedar wood shake, siding, shingles and panels. Some benefits include that cedar is cost effective, durable, beautiful, sustainable and environmentally friendly. Red cedar resists rotting naturally. Cedar is very customizable. The most popular customizations are staining, varnishing, carving or wood burning.

What Applications Can You Use with Cedar Wood Shake and Shingles?

Cedar roofing, cladding, garage doors, cedar sheds.

Using cedar shakes and shingles for roofing and finishing will create a stunning appearance and stand the test of time. Shakes and shingles can be used on a building exterior in a cladding application or as a finishing for garage doors. You can also build many structures from cedar. Let’s see how else cedar can be used.

Let Us Inspire You – Applications for Cedar Siding and Panels

Cedar fencing, decks, docks, benches, plant boxes, walls.

Cedar wood is a durable and strong building material. Applications like cedar siding and cedar panels are a great alternative to traditional building materials. No matter how you use cedar siding or cedar fence panels, it can capture any style you are trying to showcase. Cedar as a finishing product can have:

  • Rustic edges for an artistic flare
  • Arranged in different eye catching patterns
  • Laid horizontally with clean edges for a traditional look

Contact Us for More Info About Cedar Wood Shake, Siding, Shingles and Panels

There are many benefits to cedar wood shake, siding, shingles and panels. If you would like to place an order for cedar lumber or any of our cedar products, please contact us or request a free estimate. Cedar is affordable in comparison to prices of other building materials. We are a trusted Canadian red cedar supplier. If you have any immediate questions please call us at 1-888-534-9936 or send us an email.

10 Dec 2018
Benefits of Cedar Closets - Buy Red Cedarwood

Cedar Closet Benefits – Durable, Beautiful, Low Maintenance, Affordable and Natural Pest Repellent

There are many cedar closet benefits, both in terms of aesthetics and practicality. There is a pleasant scent that emanates from cedar wood. The oils in the wood are also a natural insect repellent. Cedar is often used for moth control for this very reason. It can also deter silverfish and cockroaches. Cedar lined closets have a unique appearance and are very customizable. You can:

  • Stain the wood which will enhance the natural beauty
  • Use varnish to create a glossy look
  • Carve to add dimension
  • Brand or burn certain areas to create an artistic design
  • Paint the wood, though that takes away from the natural beauty

Locally Sourced Red Cedarwood – Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly

At Surrey Cedar, our red cedarwood is locally sourced. Our cedar is high quality, durable and beautiful. Did you know that cedar wood is also environmentally sustainable and considered to be a green building product? Wood is a natural and biodegradable product and it requires minimal processing before it is ready for use. When used as a building material,  indoors and outdoors, cedar is very low-maintenance, low-cost and has a long life expectancy.

Pest Protection and Cedar – Cedar Closet Benefits are Numerous

As previously mentioned, cedar oil provides protection against moths, silverfish and cockroaches. A cedar wood lined closet is also vastly superior to keeping insects away when compared to most other types of wood, or synthetic materials such as drywall. The best way to stop pests is to prevent them.

Cedar oil is non-toxic to humans and most pets, whereas most other pest control products can cause harm. Protecting your clothes and space from pests will save a ton of money, time, effort, stress and lost sleep. This is especially true where silverfish and cockroaches are concerned as these can be a major health hazard. Prevention is always the best route.

Contact Us for Your Cedar Closet Needs – Buy Lumberyard (Retail) or Truckload (Wholesale Large Orders)

The benefits of a cedar closet are numerous. If you would like to place an order please contact us or request a free estimate. If you have any immediate questions please call us at 1-888-534-9936 or send us an email.

30 Nov 2018
Benefits of Cedar Wood

Benefits of Cedar Wood – Environmentally Sustainable, Natural Pest Repellent, Durable and Beautiful

There are many benefits of cedar wood. Cedar is widely used in North America as an outdoor finish or construction material for a large variety of applications. Cedar is a strong and lightweight.

Its durability and relative low cost make it an excellent choice for many different projects, both indoor and outdoor. There are also many other benefits of wood from cedar trees including:

Editor Note – We’ll be publishing articles on these topics soon. Stay tuned…

The Benefits of Wood from Cedar Trees

Harvested Locally, Low Cost, Sustainable

Cedar wood is harvested locally and requires minimal processing before it is ready for use. There are different types of cedar and we specialize in the manufacturing of red cedar.

What makes red cedar so unique is its beautiful grainy texture, ability to repel pests and fungus, it acts as insulation, absorbs noise, delightful aromatics and durability (will not warp or change size with moisture). When compared to synthetic materials, cedar is a more eco-friendly choice.

Our Cedar Products and Installation Services

Panels to Furniture to Decks, Fences and Trellises

Given the versatility, strength, health benefits, durability and aesthetic appeal of red cedar, we use it in all of our projects. We offer the following cedar products and installation services:

Contact Us for More Info About the Benefits of Cedar Wood

There are many benefits of cedar wood. If you would like to place an order please contact us or request a free estimate. If you have any immediate questions please call us at 1-888-534-9936 or send us an email.

16 Mar 2018
Red Cedar for Moth Control: Mill Direct Lumberyard - Quality Red Cedar

Cedar Wood for Moth Control in Your Home – Natural Insect Repeller

Using cedar wood for moth control is a natural and effective solution to treat and prevent moth infestations. Cedarwood can be used inside and outside of the home. Not only is is beautiful, it is fragrant and sustainable. There are many other benefits of using cedar, in addition to it being a natural insect repeller.

Cedar wood is popular for its ease of customization.

It can be stained to compliment any colour scheme.

Cedar is easy to customize. It can be stained in a variety of different colours to provide the exact look that you need for your project. Stained cedar can also provide additional protection from the elements, both inside and outside of your home. Another big reason why cedar is such a popular type of wood is that it is the perfect building material.

Use cedar wood for moth control – Cedar Tree evolution.

Why Cedar is Such a Good Building Material.

With so many pests, cedar trees have evolved over a very long period of time to ensure their survival in the wild. The oil inside of the trees has become quite potent and the wood is very strong. The benefits of this evolution are evident when it is used as a building material. To further enhance the natural durability of cedar, sometimes it is pressure-treated. Inside the home, it is an excellent moth repellent. Cedar is truly a remarkable wood and you can use it in so many different applications.

So what can you build with cedar?

Decking, Siding, Sheds, and Fences.

When cedar is considered as a building material, it is usually chosen for its beauty, durability, aroma and natural ability to deter insects. It is also sustainable and is a green building material. It is important to use green building materials whenever you can in order to help protect the environment. Cedar wood is very versatile and it is used in many applications. Our cedar products include:

  • Decking
  • Siding
  • Sheds
  • Fences
  • Furniture
  • closets, etc.

Use cedar wood for moth control and building material.

Order Cedar for Your Next Project! Contact us.

As you can see, using cedar wood for moth control and as a building material make it an easy choice for builders all around the world. Cedar is known for its strength, durability, versatility, sustainability and ease of customization. Choose cedar for your next project and see the benefits first-hand. You can place an order for cedar wood by the truckload (large orders only) or have a cedar application installed by contacting us. You can also request a free estimate or call us if you have any immediate questions at 1-888-534-9936. We can also be reached by email.

28 Jun 2016
Cedar Bench

It’s Summer! Perfect time for a custom cedar installation

What a beautiful summer we’re having! This lovely weather provides the perfect conditions to install your dream cedar project. Whatever custom cedar installation you have in mind, Surrey Cedar has the experience and expertise to get ‘er done.

To get your creative juices flowing, here are a few of our recent custom cedar installation projects…


Give us a call at 604-534-9936 or fill in the form below to line up your custom cedar installation today. (Or feel free to drop by one of our two lumberyards to buy your own cedar materials, and pay what the builders pay!)

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