Western Red Cedar is among our favorite woods for pergola construction. It is light, strong, rot resistant and can take stain or paint very well. It can also silver out and develop a very beautiful patina. Here you can see the pergola treated only with a timber oil and then allowed to weather. It is graced with a less aggressive cultivar of Wisteria. This simple landscaping project in Fauquier county has developed beautifully over the past 8 years.