When choosing the appropriate wood species for your needs,
you will want to consider appearance, durability, and price.
Appearance: Douglas Fir typically has larger knots
and more varied grain patterns in comparison to cedar.
The finished stain coloration will be similar on both species,
except that knot and grain structure does contribute to natural variations.
Durability: Both species are always kiln dried and are excellent
choices for overall performance as a natural wood siding.
Cedar is more dimensionally stable than Douglas Fir,
so always consider your project design, climate, and sun exposure as part of the selection process.
Price: Douglas Fir is the lowest price point and is an excellent value.
You may consider paying the higher price for cedar if you prefer the attributes listed above.