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White cedar, an essential part of our landscape

Eastern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis) has been a material of choice in Quebec for hundreds of years because of its excellent durability. Made using traditional craftsmanship, cedar shingles can be used for roofing or siding and are an important part of our Canadian heritage.

No longer limited to use in the rail fences of yesteryear, cedar has evolved and so has its image. More popular than ever, this versatile wood now embellishes even the most luxurious homes.

White cedar, the totally natural choice

When you choose Mobilier Rustique, you’re choosing beauty and durability in the form of top quality products made with 100% natural white cedar.

The unique properties of this warm, classic wood species have made it a popular choice for over a century:

  • The top choice for any outdoor application exposed to the weather 
  • Decay-, moisture-, and insect-resistant 
  • Needs no chemical preservatives or maintenance products
  • Excellent thermal and acoustic properties 
  • Very lightweight and remarkably stable wood 
  • Grows quickly after cutting 
  • Naturally light color can be stained to work well in any décor 
  • Ideal for indoor or outdoor use 
  • Smells great
  • Can be nailed easily without splitting

The results are in—nothing can outperform cedar. Its natural variety of shades, tight grain, and smooth texture make it impossible to reproduce in plastic or composite materials.

Do your décor a favor—choose white cedar!

To learn more about the species, click the following links to articles and PDFs*:
*Some PDFs are only available in FrenchSoftwood, the force of resistance