Most of our products are made with Western Red Cedar, sourced from sustainable forests in British Columbia.
Due to their strict government and first nations policy, only 15% of forests can ever be logged. This is because those forests are home to some of the world’s most treasured creatures – the great white spirit bear, grey coastal wolves and magnificent bald eagles.
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Each year they harvest less than 1% of standing timber. The controlled logging practice is matched by a vigorous re-planting strategy. For each tree harvested, three are replanted to ensure the forests thrive and exist in perpetuity, capturing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen.
Throughout its life cycle, Western Red Cedar has the least impact on the environment. It requires significantly less energy to produce than man-made alternatives and is biodegradable. It’s an excellent wood for exterior purposes, window frames and doors due to its straight grain, strength to weight ratio, and resistance to weather – Cedar has a low shrinkage factor and is resistant to warping, twisting and checking.
One of the appeals of Western Red Cedar is its suitability for both paint and stain coatings. It resists fungus and termites don’t particularly like it, making it ideal for the Queensland environment. Being a softwood and having a high proportion of air spaces it has good thermal insulation properties. Western Red Cedar’s naturally occurring compounds called “thujaplicins” act as natural preservatives – making the wood incredibly durable.
Photo of Western Red Cedar Hybrid Nursery, British Columbia. Image provided by Western Red Cedar Lumber Association.
Our timber windows and doors are painted or stained in our factory to ensure complete protection – using today’s lower-maintenance and environmentally friendly coating technologies. Properly finished and maintained, our windows and doors will last for generations to come.
We can source other species for your project, provided they are a durable stock from sustainable and socially responsible providers. Other suppliers in Brisbane offer other timber options, but…
Be sure you are dealing with reputable providers and not denuding native hardwood plantations.
At Eden Made we also offer:
- New Zealand grown Accoya as it can handle black paint
- And other timbers on request
Provided they can be sourced from sustainable plantations.