Christoff:Finio praises cedar for its looks and durability. The wood naturally resists moisture, decay, and insect damage, and it's also dimensionally stable. According to the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association, a trade group for red cedar producers, the species also lies flat and holds fasteners well. No wonder the architects used generous amounts of it on this New Jersey beach house. Western Red Cedar Lumber Association, 866.778. 9096; www.wrcla.org


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