We stock a range of live edge cedar wood

Cedar is a softwood known for its distinctive aroma, natural beauty and durability, making it a popular choice for indoor and outdoor use. Our live edge cedar slabs preserve the unique shape and contour of the tree’s outer surface. We stock a range of live edge cedar wood and cedar book matched pairs.

Live edge cedar wood typically has a reddish to pinkish-brown hue with a straight, uniform grain pattern and a fine texture, which may contain some knots. Cedar wood has a pleasant, aromatic scent, often described as woody, earthy and slightly sweet. This smell is due to the natural oils found in the wood, which also contribute to the wood’s natural insect-repelling properties, making it resistant to decay, rot and insect damage. 

We source our live edge cedar wood in a sustainable way from trees felled due to either ill health, storm damage, or because they have outgrown their intended space in domestic gardens. Using live edge cedar slabs sourced this way is an environmentally friendly choice. By using reclaimed live edge cedar from salvaged trees and repurposing wood that would otherwise be discarded, you can reduce waste and minimise the environmental impact of your project.

Outdoor and indoor uses

Cedar wood is very versatile and can be used to create outdoor fencing and decking, and outdoor furniture, such as benches, tables, and chairs. It can also be used for indoor woodworking projects, including cabinets, wardrobes, chests, shelving, and decorative panelling.

Our live edge cedar slabs showcase the raw, organic beauty of the tree, with their irregular edges, which add character and visual interest to each one-of-a-kind piece of furniture. Whether you are creating a rustic dining table, a live edge coffee table, countertops, shelving units, a fireplace mantel, benches, headboards or a wall art piece, live edge cedar planks are a perfect choice.

Every piece is unique

For a full list of the characteristics of cedar and its uses, please refer to our guide on what wood should I use for my project. And for more information on preparing your live edge cedar planks, please refer to our guide on how to prepare your wood.

Proper kiln drying and sealing techniques are important to ensure the stability and longevity of the live edge cedar. To enhance the appearance and protect your cedar wood, it can be finished using clear varnishes, polyurethane, or OsmoPolyx-Oil. These finishes will highlight the natural colour and grain of the wood and provide protection.

Visit our shop for a range of live edge cedar slabs that celebrate the raw beauty of wood in its most natural form.

Shop Cedar Timber Species Guide
Untreated Cedar planks for desk and shelving.

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