Why Bevel Cedar Wood Siding is Great for Building Cabins

As spring comes, the weather warms up. It’s the perfect time to plan and prepare for your woodworking projects. Are you looking for a cabin siding that is aesthetically pleasing, versatile, and durable at the same time? Look no further than the bevel cedar we have at Rustic Lumber Company.

Bevel Cedar Siding 101

Perhaps, you want to start building a small cabin in a place surrounded by nature. If that’s the case, you want to choose the right wood for it to make it look cozy, natural, rustic, and fresh. One of the main elements to consider to achieve a cozy-looking cabin is  the wood siding because it makes up the majority of the overall look you’re trying to achieve. 

Bevel cedar siding is horizontally installed and overlaps to allow a signature shadow line effect. They’ve been used for many houses all over the U.S. and for a good reason.

Extreme Durability

First, bevel cedars are extremely durable. Cedar has low density and moisture content which are major contributing factors to its durability. The low density allows it to maintain its moisture content and repel water thereby keeping it dry. Its moisture content is also significantly lower than the average softwood so it does not readily absorb moisture and dries faster than most woods. Density and moisture content are major contributing factors to the longevity of wood thus, choosing a wood siding that can withstand harsh weather conditions through time is a good choice to make. 

Decay Resistant

Second, they’re resistant to decay. It has natural antimicrobial and antifungal properties that makes it resistant to rotting, insects, and pests. They can even outlast other untreated softwoods for years.


Third, they’re dimensionally stable. Owing to its low density and moisture content, they do not easily shrink, shrivel or warp that easily. Fasteners will also stay tight longer because they don’t split or crack as quickly. 


Fourth, they have insulating qualities meaning they keep interiors cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter as heat transfers evenly through cedar. This makes it even more ideal for your cabin project. 


Lastly, bevel cedars are also relatively lightweight so they’re easy to work with making it an ideal wood for outdoor construction under any climate. They’re also very easy to saw and nail. So workability-wise, this is advantageous. 

Wrap Up

So if you’re building a cabin soon or just giving your old cabin a facelift, choosing a naturally beautiful building material will add a curb appeal to your home. Bevel cedar is able to handle different weather conditions and maintain its appearance for decades. Contact Rustic Lumber Co at Sedalia, Colorado or Kaysvile, Utah for your lumber needs and to get your exterior projects done with the look and quality you want.