This week Jeff, our contractor is installing a custom cedar and cultured stone firewall in our basement. Jeff is using the cedar trees from our property to frame the firewall and shelving. We like the natural look of the gray cedar bark. Carpenter ants were found in some of the logs and those had to be scrapped. But for the shelves, Jeff will show the bark and red heartwood. Since Jeff is a contractor and an artist we both agree showing the beauty of the tree trunks.
Nothing like the smell of fresh cut cedar logs in the house. This will be a nice place to have our hearth this winter.