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Giles & Kendall, Inc. Your Cedar Source Since 1939!


Since 1939, Giles and Kendall, Inc., the manufacturer of CedarSafe Planks and Panels, has concentrated on making the finest products from 100% Aromatic Eastern Red Cedar. All of our products are sourced and manufactured in the USA using sustainable manufacturing processes that minimally impact the environment.

When it comes to quality, our Aromatic Eastern Red Cedar Solid Planking is hands down the best in the market! Our wood is kiln dried and the moisture content closely monitored to ensure product quality. Our finishing process creates the smoothest finish on the market. Our inspection process ensures that product uniformity is superior, giving customers unsurpassed quality with ease of installation and beauty.

Our Aromatic Eastern Red Cedar Flakeboard Panels offer the same processing quality and protection as our Planking, but at a fraction of the cost. The binding agent we use is formaldehyde free and 100% green. We pay special attention to the processing parameters, just as we do with our Planking.

The primary use of our Aromatic Eastern Red Cedar products has been for lining closets and storage areas to protect clothes, linens, and other valuables from damage due to moths, cockroaches, silverfish, and mildew.  Aromatic Eastern Red Cedar is a chemical-free, non-toxic alternative to other harmful insect repellents that adds effortless elegance to any closet, pantry, or installed area. It also can be used for accent walls, bathrooms, washrooms and pet areas. If you would like more information about any of our products, please visit the About page.

Enjoy A Waste Free Product!

Enjoy A Waste Free Product!

Did you know that we use 100% of every Eastern Redcedar tree that enters our manufacturing process? Did you ever wonder which cedar products come from which parts of the tree? Keep reading, and we’ll explain exactly where each part of each tree ends up! First, the interior of the logs provide the material to…Continue Reading

Countdown to IBS

In exactly two weeks Giles & Kendall will be exhibiting at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Some of you may be familiar with IBS, but if not, here’s a brief overview. IBS (along with KBIS – Kitchen & Bath Industry Show) is a 3-day long trade show where distributors, manufacturers, builders,…Continue Reading

Boost Your Street Cred by Going Green

“GREEN, GREEN, GREEN!” It’s everywhere you look these days. Go green. Be environmental. Love the planet. It’s all well and good, but you’re just trying to get through the workday and get your jobs done. Whether you’re a remodeler, an interior designer or a decorator, the benefits of going green for your clients (and your…Continue Reading

It’s not Snake Oil, It’s Cedar Oil!

The benefits of cedar are not “old wives’ tales.” In fact, many homeowners today are rediscovering the wisdom of their grandmother who had a cedar chest to protect her “valuables.” At CedarSafe, we know she was ahead of her time and absolutely correct. However, only Aromatic Eastern Redcedar is scientifically proven to repel pests, such…Continue Reading

Going green? Start with cedar!

Renovating your home is a great way to start fresh — and for many homeowners, that means “going green.” A green home is free from toxins, pesticides and other chemicals that can harm people and the environment. One of the easiest ways to go green at home is to use cedar to repel pests instead…Continue Reading