Looking at building or remodelling the interior of your home with beautiful wood products? You’ve come to the right place

We have several options of wood available from which to custom craft gorgeous wood mouldings and wood trim for your projects. We detailed some of them here. Today, let’s take a closer look at one of the top choices for many people: cedar.

Cedar is a favourite option for those looking for durability; sustainability; resistance to bugs and rot; as well as a warm, rich colour. It’s already well known for its outdoor uses. However it maintains its stand-out appeal when used for interior applications like wood mouldings and wood trim.

Wood products: benefits of cedar 

  • Durability – will last a lifetime with proper care
  • Resistant – naturally resistant to mould, mildew, rot and bugs
  • Aesthetics – prized for its beautiful, warm colour and aromatic smell
  • Sustainability – cedar is quick-growing and renewable. Wood is a desirable material for Canada’s green building initiatives.

Wood moulding & wood trim care

  • Seal if used in a bathroom or high-humidity environment
  • Seal if preserving colour is important
  • Dust or vacuum textured cedar with a lint-free cloth or duster
  • Spot clean dirt with soap and water, rinse well.
  • Use transparent finishes to maintain the colour but protect the surface

People often choose an all-natural look and feel for their cedar wood products. But some prefer to add an additional layer of protection without changing the look. The quick and easy solution is to apply a transparent finish like shellac. Staining is also an option to enhance or deepen the natural colour. Follow up with a finishing coat to protect the colour long term. Using cedar wood mouldings or trim in a humid environment, like a bathroom, is fine if it’s sealed first.

Properly cared-for, cedar wood products will add natural warmth and beauty to your home for decades with minimal effort.

Alpine Mouldings loves to answer your questions about wood moulding, wood trim, or any of our other wood products. We also offer free estimates.Get in touch! 403-627-8873