Q: What grade of cedar? clear or knots? Raw wood, no stain, preservatives? For longer life, best to stain if exposed to outside?
Submitted a year ago - Oregon
Hayneedle customer support
A: Regarding the wood used in the Chickadee Dining Set, it is premium Western Red Cedar. I'm not familiar with a grading system for all cedar wood, but this is furniture grade and it should not have knots, but will have minor natural imperfections. This set as sold on Hayneedle is un-finished, or raw wood (and no pesticides). We do recommend that the wood be stain treated, or otherwise it will discolor over time and in the elements. We recommend Superdeck's DuckBackTransparent Stain.