Cedar Post and Beam Homes - The Puffin 466 sq ft

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The Puffin is a cabin building that is 466 square feet. The wood cabin has 320 square feet of space on the main floor, and 143 square feet on the upper floor. The Puffin is the perfect cabin building for use as a vacation home, a place to get away on weekends and summer vacations. The upper loft provides a space for sleeping, with one bathroom on the main floor. The Puffin is just one of the cabin buildings you will find at the Cedar Homes site.

The Puffin cabin building is built from cedar wood, which is popular for its lovely aroma and insect-repelling quality. The oil that is inside cedar emits an earthy, and woodsy scent that has made it a favorite choice for everything from saunas, hot tubs, and even some of your favorite colognes. There are several species of cedar trees that exist. Cedar is one of the most durable of softwoods. Cedar wood has a high resistance to water because of its unique cell structure, which gives it a rot-free quality. Cedar is also resistant to bacteria, bugs and fungus. Cedar is a wood variety that has a distinctive scent because of its naturally occurring organic compounds. Cedar smells good to humans, but insects and bugs are repelled by its scent. Cedar also does not crack very easily. This makes cedar wood suitable for siding purposes, as a roofing material, for cedar cabin buildings, furniture-making and storage closets. Cedar is a good alternative to vinyl or aluminum in building construction jobs.

Cedar trees grow prolifically in damp climates, which are conditions that help enhance the wood with regards to weather-resistance. Since cedar wood is specific to certain regions of the world, the availability of cedar will depend on where you live. For example, white cedar is a cedar variety that has a more limited growth range, which makes it more difficult to find. Western red cedar is a cedar tree variety that flourishes along the west coast of both the United States and Canada, which makes it the most widely available cedar tree for Americans and Canadians. While all types of cedar trees share similar benefits and qualities, the appearance, and texture attributes of cedar vary by type. The three most common varieties of cedar wood choices include Western red cedar, Northern white cedar and aromatic closet cedar. Western Red Cedar. This variety of cedar is recognized by its pink to reddish color, which is often mixed in broad bands of amber, brown and cream. Western Red Cedar is mostly straight-grained, with the grain occasionally having swirls of color. Nothing compares to the natural beauty of Western Red Cedar. There are different grades of Western Red Cedar. Those of the construction-grade may have knots and defects that can be sorted out or used in decorative applications for features like windowsills or trim. Higher grades, like sanded cedar, exhibit a smooth, almost-polished surface. Northern White Cedar. The color of white cedar can range from white to tan and brown, which makes it distinctively different from other varieties of cedar. The grain of white cedar is generally straight and consistent with small, intermittent tight knots in the wood which are similar to birdseye maple. This cedar variety is easy to cut and work with, but the innate softness of white cedar means that this variety is weaker with screw and fastener-holding characteristics.

You will find this cedar cabin building at the Cedar Homes site. On the site, you will find cabin buildings, wood cabins for small house living, plans and designs, home packages and so much more. **

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