Category Archives: Eco-friendly

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 produce our most popular product, tongue and groove planks. We use the smaller ends of the logs to provide the flakes for the flakeboard panels. The sawdust and downfall from these production processes is used to make cedar oil. After the oil is removed from the sawdust and production downfall, this sawdust is burned in a steam boiler to generate energy for the production process. The energy production is carbon-neutral and generates no greenhouse gasses. Finally, the outside slabs and bark are turned into mulch and returned to the environment.

If you’d like to learn more about the production process, contact us via our website, here

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