FAQs

THE BASICS
Local conditions, personal construction abilities and other factors may affect the construction of any of our products, so it is possible that your experience may differ from those presented on this website. In general:

• Pre-cut gazebos should take between 2 to 4 days to complete
• Panelized gazebos should take between 5 to 8 hours to complete
• Garden sheds should take between 2 to 4 hours to complete

From our experience, most consumers will complete the project at their own pace making it an enjoyable and satisfying experience.

WHY WESTERN RED CEDAR?

It's Beautiful - Western Red Cedar's rich grain and vibrant color make it the preferred material for all applications where beauty is important.

It's Strong - Western Red Cedar has excellent dimensional stability and endurance. It lays flat, stays straight and is less likely to twist and crack than other wood products such as treated lumber.

It's Long Lasting - The supremacy of Western Red Cedar as an all-weather building material is entirely natural. Along with its beauty, stability and endurance, Western Red Cedar contains natural oils that act as preservatives to help the wood resist insect attack and decay. Properly finished and maintained Western Red Cedar ages gracefully and endures for many years.

It's Non-Toxic - Western Red Cedar is non-toxic and safe for all uses, and requires no chemical treatment unless the wood is in direct contact with the ground, in which case a protective sealant will protect against moisture.

It Smells Good - Western Red Cedar is probably best known for its distinctive aroma. Over time the wood remains subtly aromatic and the characteristic fragrance adds another dimension to the universal appeal of our products.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Q: Can anyone build a Cedarshed product, or do I need building experience?
A: All Cedarshed products are designed so that while you don't have to be a professional carpenter to assemble the product, limited carpentry skills are recommended.

Q: What if I receive a damaged or missing piece?
A: Please see our warranty policy, or simply call our toll-free customer support line at 1-800-830-8033. Consumers can call us directly, and we will courier or ship the broken or missing part from our plant, within ten (10) business days.

Q: Should I apply an exterior stain to protect my Cedarshed product?
A: Cedarshed products, if left unfinished will turn a silvery grey for a rustic, weathered look, which some people prefer. However, the use of a quality stain can enhance both its good looks and its natural durability. It responds beautifully to oil-based stains in your choice of tinted transparent finishes for a natural effect, or lightly pigmented semitransparent finishes. Look for a coating that offers good mildewed and ultraviolet shielding properties as well as additional preservatives to protect it's youthful complexion. Varnishes and other film-forming coatings which can crack and peel and are not recommended for use on Cedar. Read more on care.

Q: What does the Cedarshed Gazebo kit include?
A: All Cedarshed gazebos come as complete units. This means all parts needed to construct your gazebo such as shingles, flooring and assembly hardware are included. As well, there are additional options such as cupolas, screen kits and two-tier roofs which may be ordered.

Q: What is a tongue and groove ceiling?
A: A tongue and groove ceiling is a more expensive pattern of roof sheathing your shingles are attached to. Inside most gazebos when you look up you will see the underside of the shingles. We believe the tongue and groove ceiling provides a more finished appearance, as the underside of the shingles is not visible.

 The Panelized Shed

PRECUT OR PANELIZED?

All of our kits are designed so that while you don't have to be a professional carpenter to assemble the product, limited carpentry skills are recommended. All gazebos come as complete units including floor, cedar shingles and hardware.

Please note that it is important to properly prepare and level the foundation to ensure the proper construction and assembly of Cedarshed products.

Precut Ceiling Schematic

PRECUT KITS

Precut kits should take 2-4 days to complete depending on the model. All pieces are precision cut so no additional cutting is required. All kits come with detailed assembly instructions.
Panelized Floor

PANELIZED KITS

Panelized Kits should take approximately 1 day to complete. Cedarshed pre-assembles the floor, baluster and roof sections. Our panelized kits are designed to be completed quickly and easily. Each model comes complete with detailed assembly instructions.

Local conditions, personal construction abilities and other factors may affect the construction of any of our products, so it is possible that your experience may differ. From our experience, most consumers will complete the project at their own pace, making it an enjoyable and satisfying experience.

T & G Ceiling System

OUR UNIQUE TONGUE & GROOVE CEILING SYSTEM
All of Gazebos roofs use Western Red Cedar Shingles on top of our unique Tongue & Groove Solid Ceiling System which will allow you to show off the natural beauty of Cedar both inside and out as well as keep you dry.

What is Cedarshed's Tongue & Groove Solid Ceiling and why is it important to you?
We use 1x4 Tongue & Groove boards which fits together to form a solid ceiling.

Roofing felt is applied on top of the tongue & groove ceiling acting as a vapor barrier prior to attaching the Western Red Cedar shingles.

Finally, Western Red Cedar ridge caps are applied along roof seams to keep any water from entering the gazebo. We believe our roof system is aesthetically more pleasing compared to our competitors.