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Cedar wood is a very versatile wood that can add personality to the inside of your home while helping to keep pests away. What are other ways to incorporate cedarwood into your home? Read on to find out!
Zac Houghton

Zac Houghton

Zac Houghton, CEO at Loftera

Cedar can be Used for Lining Closets, Wood Paneling, Trim, and Accent Beams

Decking, siding, and outdoor furniture are often made of cedar, a versatile wood commonly used in exterior applications. The most common indoor use for the cedar is to line closets thanks to its antifungal and insect repellent properties. It is also used as wood paneling, trim, and accent beams, as well as for furniture.

There are many reasons why cedar is revered as a finishing and construction material. It is highly resistant to moisture and decay, and it is durable and energy-efficient. Also, interior cedar siding can make your home look beautiful on the inside.

With its natural resistance to rot and decay, cedar provides a durable option for exterior and interior building projects. Leave varieties like Western Red Cedar and Incense Cedar unfinished so that their aromas can be enjoyed.

When blended with other essential oils, it serves as a base. Combining cedarwood with lavender, cypress, bergamot, orange, and patchouli creates an aromatic marriage like no other.

Clothing Storage, Trunks, Wardrobes, and Chests

Cedar Wood is most compatible with clothing storage furnishings including trunks, wardrobes, and chests. This is due to its aromatic characteristic which is derived from a natural antifungal, an antioxidant, and antibacterial agent known as thujaplicin.

Since they absorb moisture from the air, cedarwood prevents the spread of mold and mildew. These properties make the cedarwood insect-repellent and the best option to protect clothing. The natural scent of Cedarwood also gives the home and clothes a unique scent. Cedarwood is useful in interior panels, usually functioning as a liner.

Aaron Masterson

Aaron Masterson

Aaron Masterson, Founder of Local Furniture Outlet.
Melanie Musson

Melanie Musson

Melanie Musson is a home design expert with InsuranceProviders.com.

Ceiling Cedar Beams and Trim Around Windows and Doorways

Cedarwood is beautiful to use in the interior of homes. Typically, homeowners choose to use it functionally where it will be seen, such as in trim and as furniture. Cedar beams along the ceiling can provide structural support as well as visual interest. You can also use cedar for trim around windows and doorways.

Another popular use for cedar indoors is as a chest or for lining a closet or wardrobe. Pests do not like cedar, so storing clothes, especially woolen items in cedar, is one of the best ways to keep those articles of clothing in good condition and free from pest-made holes.

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