When architects, designers and builders were asked why they chose Western Red Cedar* their replies were:

Good looks and aesthetically pleasing – 33%
Natural Durability – 27%
Stable – 14%

Open has been using Cedar as its preferred material for the natural qualities of this sustainable timber we source from eco-managed forests in British Columbia. It is twice as stable as other conifers and its superior resistance to warping, cupping and twisting makes it ideal for use in both shutter blades and frames.