Category Archives: Cedar

Stairs – Maximizing Storage Underneath

Can you relate to this?

You purchase a home, and you are ecstatic when you finally get to move in. As you unpack all of your belongings, you are in awe by all of the closet and cabinet storage. It’s more storage than you’ve ever had before! How will you ever fill up all of this extra space?!!!

Fast forward five years.

Your family situation changes. Kids are added to the family. Kids grow up. Kids move back home. (You get the picture.) And as your family changes, so does the amount of STUFF you accumulate. You really only have three choices. Ditch the stuff. Ditch the home. Ditch the kids…just kidding. You do have a fourth choice available − maximize the space that exists within your home, every single unused inch of it.

One untapped area of your home where you may find a storage gold mine rests under the stairs. While the architecture of your home may dictate some of your storage design, the possibilities are really endless. The space under your stairs can be transformed with shelving, drawers, desks, hooks…you name it. Check out this great article on for more inspiration.

Under Stairs Storage
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Depending on what you are storing in your newly found space under the stairs, you may want to consider including aromatic cedar from CedarSafe in your design. Not only is aromatic cedar aesthetically and fragrantly appealing, but CedarSafe 100% Aromatic Cedar planks and panels offer protection from common insect pests such as moths, silverfish, and cockroaches. So whether you are keeping your pantry cockroach free or protecting your wool coats from moths, your storage space will be both functional and beautiful!

Refreshing an Old Cedar Closet

Do you have an old cedar hope chest or cedar-lined closet that’s lost its aroma and protective qualities? You don’t have to replace the cedar or sand it down to refresh the scent of the Aromatic Cedar. In fact, renewing your old cedar closet is easy and inexpensive. Over time, as your cedar closet or…Continue Reading

Murphy’s Law of IBS

Jennifer arrived in Las Vegas on Monday ready to prepare for the biggest three day event in the construction world, and as soon as she got to the show site disaster struck. Maybe that’s a bit dramatic. We knew that something would probably go wrong – it’s impossible to prepare for every scenario. Luckily, Jennifer didn’t…Continue Reading

The Final Countdown to IBS

More than 1,300 exhibitors will attend the International Builders Show next week, including 135 in the category of millwork/wood products. While there will most likely be products available from a multitude of wood species, we wanted to share with you a couple of quick facts on how Aromatic Eastern Redcedar is different from the rest.…Continue Reading

One Week to Go!

The International Builders’ Show is just 7 days away! Although we’ve already shipped our booth to Las Vegas, we wanted to give you a sneak peek at the finished displays. If you recall from our last post, our Director of Sales & Marketing will have to assemble the closet displays by herself the night before…Continue Reading