I will give you a perfect example that illustrates the decay resistance of first growth Western Red Cedar heartwood. In a history book about logging on the West Coast of North America there is a photo of a huge cedar tree that fell over in a wind storm. Three Douglas Fir trees grew on top of this blown down cedar. The fir trees were cut down by loggers and the stumps were left behind. When the growth rings on these stumps were counted, the fir trees were found to be 600 years old. That means the cedar tree had been dead and on the ground for at least 600 years. It turned out that this cedar log was still in such good condition that it was used to make violins!
I am not saying that our hot tubs will last 600 years, but we can easily say they will be good for 30 years plus.
Forest Lumber & Cooperage is located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia in the center of Western Red Cedar country. We purchase cedar that is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. This is your guarantee that the wood is from a forest that is sustainable and properly managed. We use the absolute best wood to give you the ability to enjoy your cedar barrel hot tub for many years.