From the log woods in the mid 80's, Dan Reeder has logged & harvested aromatic red cedar. At that time red cedar was considered a nuisance tree and had little to no use other than a fence post, because it was widely known to be rot resistant.
In 1990, Dan and his wife Teri started Northern Kentucky Cedar as a sawmill in a 12 x 20 shed. Sawing lumber for a few company's at a low production, approximately 1 load per month. In 1992, Dan & Teri brought Joe Berry in as a partner. Since then Northern Kentucky Cedar LLC has grown into 7 buildings including manufacturing facilities and a dry kiln. Our mills produce over 1 million feet of aromatic red cedar per year, giving us the ability to take the red cedar log from its natural rough look to a stunning clean and smooth finished product. Northern Kentucky Cedar is known all over the world as a quality producer of lumber, where we export lumber to 7 different countries.
Aromatic red cedar is a non endangered species of wood - its growth out paces harvesting - growing primarily in the eastern part of the United States. Its pleasant scent and a vibrant red color - left untreated will turn a silvery gray - have been traditionally used for cedar chests because of its natural ability to repel insects without harmful chemicals. Cedar also has a wonderful ability to help absorb musty smells making it exceptional for closets, basements and such.
Northern Kentucky Cedar, LLC
We are located about 70 miles SE if Cincinnati, OH.
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