The natural beauty and decay resistance of Port Orford Cedar make it ideal for decking. It is also one of the strongest cedars with strength values comparable to Douglas Fir. Beauty, strength and durability make Port Orford Cedar very versatile. Left in its natural state, it turns a silver hue that is both elegant and stately. If you prefer, Port Orford Cedar stains beautifully so it can fit into any decor or color scheme.
Just inland from the rugged Southern Oregon coast is where these special and unique trees grow. Historically, Port Orford Cedar was the preferred wood for boat building. Master boat builders chose it for its strength, durability and decay resistance. These same unique qualities are present in our products today, just as they have been for generations.
You can depend on many years of service from Port Orford Cedar.
SPACING: When using kiln-dried products, leave 1/4"-5/16"spacing (carpenter's pencil width) between boards.
FASTENING: When screwing at the extreme end of a board, you may wish to pre-drill to reduce the possibility of splitting. Do not over screw! Screws should be driven flush with the surface of the deck otherwise you create a hole which could hold water or dirt. Two screws in the face will always give the most holding power. Hidden deck fastener systems are also available. Hidden deck fasteners do not have the holding power of two screws in the face but they do have a cleaner look with the screws out of sight.
STAINING & FINISHING: We recommend Messmers UV+ semi-transparent stain. This is a penetrating natural stain which contains ultra-violet blockers and provides an excellent level of penetration and protection from the elements. Paints and solid stains are not recommended. Light colors are recommended over dark shades because they do not absorb heat as readily and will not become two-toned in high traffic areas.