For arbors, decks and pergolas, you can’t beat Cedar. It’s our lumber of choice due to its reliability. Naturally insect resistant and untreated by chemicals, it is exponentially less vulnerable to warping or checking over time in the brutal Austin summers. It takes a stain beautifully, smells great, and won’t fry your bare feet in August. For homeowners who want to invest in quality, comfort, and beauty we heartily recommend using cedar in your new backyard.