A house with a nice green lawn is the idea of the perfect home for most people. Throw in a beautiful ‘relaxation’ spot like a gazebo or a pergola and it all becomes picture-perfect. While gazebos and pergolas can be made in various materials, use of wood creates a distinct charm and feel. Being an outdoor structure that will need to withstand extreme weather conditions, it is vital that the wood used is durable, requires minimal maintenance and is naturally resistant to termite, rot and decay western red cedar and yellow cedar from British Columbia (B.C.), Canada are the perfect choices as the tree extractives provide natural defense against termites and rot making them inherently resilient species. They have an attractive color and are easy to work with, lending beauty to any application. Since the species can also take on a range of stains, colors and finishes easily you can either keep it natural with a UV coat or stain it to mimic hardwoods. Here are a few stunning examples of gazebos and pergolas in western red cedar and yellow cedar from around the world that will inspire you to get the most out of your outdoor space. Nestled in a lush green lawn with beautiful flowers to add, this gazebo in western red cedar is a picture of tranquil and harmony. A gazebo in the middle of a large lawn shaded by trees on all sides is a space to enjoy every season. An open yet structured pergola in western red cedar provides an interesting space for informal meetings and discussions. On a more personal front you can host a nice little soiree with a separate area for dining. Pergola in knotty yellow cedar is kept natural with beautifully shaped ceiling rafters. A western red cedar pergola with elaborate seating beautifully brings the outdoors inside. With a space like this you can be sure your friends are not leaving home anytime soon. 3 -sided trellis pergola in western red cedar- Located in a quiet corner of the garden gives the space a calm, zen-like aura. It is the perfect setting to unwind. Open deck with full-fledged barbeque in western red cedar- This extremely stylish space is the perfect site for parties any time of the day. A lakeside gazebo in western red cedar makes for a perfect spot to relax after an exhilarating canoe competition. Canadian Wood from B.C., Canada is PEFC/FSC certified and comes from sustainably managed forests as solid wood lumber in standardised grades and sizes. It is kiln-dried and heat-treated in state-of-the art facilities to suit a range of interior, outdoor and structural applications. FII India, funded by the government of British Columbia (B.C.), Canada represents Canadian wood in India for all its five species viz. Western Hemlock, Douglas Fir, Yellow Cedar, Western Red Cedar and Spruce-Pine-Fir (SPF). FII works closely with architects, manufacturers, importers and real estate developers to provide technical and procurement assistance for their requirements free of any cost.