Aromatic Red Cedar boards tend to be knotty and narrow because this is a very slow-growing species, and most trees harvested tend to be fairly small in diameter. The wood is soft with a fine, even texture. Very knotty with distinctive cedar aroma. Soft, easy to work. Easy to finish.
Cedar wood is extremely popular with woodworkers given it is very durable, resists decay & rotting and also holds up well to weather conditions in the outdoors. Given its strength, and durability furniture and other woodworking project made from cedar can last for decades. Cedar naturally resists rot over time, for upwards of 40 years/ It is also sound resistant, so it is a wonderful option for fencing and exterior barriers for sound.