Few kinds of wood have the aesthetic value of cedar. It’s perfect for showcasing the natural look of the wood grain. Combine it with a lattice pattern, and you have a style sure to please anyone. That’s why cedar lattice is so popular for projects such as fences. If you’re considering building a new fence, a cedar fence with lattice work will stand out. However, cedar lattice isn’t only for fences. Here’s why cedar lattice should be your first choice for your upcoming projects.
Cedar Lattice Uses
First, let’s talk about all of the uses for lattice. It’s more than just decorative fencing (although cedar lattice fence panels are beautiful). You can use a lattice to build a pergola. It’s also a great way to upgrade an existing wooden fence by dressing it up with decorative lattice. Or you could use cedar lattice panels to edge a flower bed. If you have limited space but want a garden, you could build a lattice trellis. A trellis will support taller plants such as tomatoes, snowpeas, and pole beans. Even inside your home, cedar lattice panels have their uses. For example, you can cut and paint them for some DIY wainscoting.
Why Choose Cedar?
At Norcross, we offer western red cedar. Western red cedar provides advantages that other types of wood don’t. It’s sturdy, durable, and resists both decay and insect damage. The latter means no additional chemical treatment is required. If you’re worried about your family being exposed to chemicals—especially small children, that’s not an issue with cedar. Cedar is more than insect resistant; it’s also an insect repellant. That’s because of the unique properties cedar has. It repels bugs by releasing natural chemicals, cedar oil, and a strong aroma. Cedar can repel bugs such as ladybugs, ticks, flies, mosquitoes, and termites.
Cedar also offers aesthetic beauty that other woods can’t match. This makes cedar popular for both outdoor and indoor applications. It can be used for sauna paneling, wall paneling, decking, fences, shipbuilding, custom millwork, and cedar lattice fence. Cedar also takes a good finish. Most people prefer to preserve the look of cedar and highlight the natural beauty of the wood grain. However, if you desire, it can be painted, so a cedar fence or cedar lattice can be painted to match your house.
Western red cedar is lightweight. It’s easy to work with, shapes well, and glued easily. Finally, western red cedar has environmental benefits. It’s sustainable, requiring less energy to produce than steel or concrete. It’s also a recyclable and regenerative resource. Along with its previously mentioned durability, it also meets Building Code Level 3, exceeding the minimum requirements for fire safety. For all these reasons, western red cedar is perfect for any project.
Choose Norcross Supply for Your Cedar Needs
For over 30 years, Norcross Supply has been a leader in quality cedar for metro Atlanta builders and the greater Atlanta area. No matter what size your building projects are, we can help.
If you’re looking for cedar lattice for your indoor or outdoor projects, choose Norcross Supply. Tell us about your project, and we’ll tell you how we can help.