Question by  fakename (21)

What are the pros and cons of cedar furniture?


Answer by  bl834 (1317)

Cedar is a natural insect repellent, is a pretty reddish wood, and it smells nice. Some people are allergic however, or associate the scent with rodent bedding.


Answer by  Stacey28 (29)

Cedar wood is an excellent choice for the manufacture of furniture. It is resistant to decay and insect damage, so it does not require any chemical treatments. The natural beauty of the wood is visible in the finished piece. The only con is that cedar can be expensive.


Answer by  Purple (948)

It looks very rustic so you are locked into that theme or style. It is solid wood furniture and will hold up good. It can be painted.


Answer by  smith79 (129)

Cedar Furniture is known for it's ability to protect clothing, linens and all fabric from insects and damage. They provide warmth to a room, however cedar is a pricey wood.


Answer by  LeheckaG (1826)

There are many different varieties of Cedar/Cedrus. Cedars contain resins which generally protect wood from insects & moisture. But sometimes cedar-resins can stain other-surfaces if not properly kilned/sealed or if soaked with solvents (water, alcohol, ...) Cedars are a lighter/softer-wood than some hardwoods (oak ...) & tropical-woods (mahogany ...).


Answer by  Mollichella (445)

Cedar is good to have because it's durable and can hold up against a lot of elements. However it's not the easist to keep looking nice. It can get a wierd color if not properly cared for as well as refinished in due time. Cedar can also become very costly.


Answer by  Jessie124 (1885)

Cons are it's expensive and very rustic, so it'll suit you if you're going for a rustic theme. The pros are it's beautiful and very durable.


Answer by  CarolynOsborne (2804)

Cedar wood is beautiful and impervious to weather, so cedar furniture would last a long time and be attractive. Cedar is also very expensive; there are other woods such as poplar that would be less expensive.


Answer by  digital1007 (113)

The pros of having cedar furniture would be the smell and look of the furniture. The cons would be the upkeep of the furniture.


Answer by  hecarlso (196)

Cedar furniture is light weight and durable it is made to stand up to the elements if you do not refinish it, it can turn gray over time. Depend on the furniture you can also get arromatic cedar for chest and closets.

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