The Rogue region alone boasts more than 30 types of coniferous trees, including temperate rain-forest species like spruce and hemlock, and dry-forest types such as ponderosa pine and juniper, as well as stands of coast redwoods, Alaskan yellow cedar
, and the endangered Port Orford cedar.
Applications for Alaskan yellow cedar
include: interior trim, high-end joinery, framing, boat building, boat hulls, canoe paddles, canoes, furniture, cabinetwork, external joinery, shingles, drawing boards, office furniture, sporting goods, rustic furniture, marine piling, posts and molding, heavy flooring, musical instruments, toys, sash doors and stadium seats.
They say extracts from incense cedar, western redcedar, Alaskan yellow cedar
, western juniper, and Port Orford cedar destroyed the organism's spores and inhibited fungal cell growth.
The home's most striking feature is the fireplace of board-formed concrete (so named for the seams visible on the facade) and hardy Alaskan yellow cedar
. A cedar panel pivots open to reveal a flat-screen TV, tucked neatly into an adjoining recess.
Alaskan yellow cedar
was selected for all the timber framing because it is naturally resistant to moisture and insect infestation.
Its pressure-treated wood - native Alaskan yellow cedar
and Douglas fir - should hold up through "generations" of visitors, van Appel said.
Derived from essential oils of plants such as grapefruit, vetiver grass, and Alaskan yellow cedar
, as well as by chemical synthesis methods, nootkatone is commonly used in foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
He covers the forms with different woods to create natural accents; he has used Western red cedar, Alaskan yellow cedar
, white pine, mahogany and Peruvian walnut.
A conference room is being redone in Alaskan yellow cedar
, his son's favorite wood.
Decking and pads are Alaskan yellow cedar
, treated with a bleaching stain so the wood blends with the cedarsided house.
("May Tag," "Dire Straits," "Upper Homeless," etc.) And with the 16-foot wooden McKenzie- style boat, made from mahogany and Alaskan yellow cedar
, that he spent 600 hours building.