Cedar is a unique softwood that is lightweight and very easy to work with. It has a relatively low density, which gives it a high insulation value when compared to most other species. Cedar is free of pitch and is resistant to moisture & decay as a result of naturally occurring extractives that are present within the wood. These extractives are also responsible for color variations from light whitish-browns to darker browns throughout the wood. Cedar is a good choice where an attractive appearance and resistance to weather is important.