Cedar Wood has certain advantages which make it ideal for making shoes trees. Firstly, it is lightweight and a structured wood that lies flat and remains straight. Thus avoiding natural tendency to crack or chip. Its distinctive structure help prevent wet rot by allowing it to dry out faster than other tropical hard woods such as teak. 

  • Red Cedar is thermally efficient, meaning even on hot days, it is cool to the touch, and it won't expand and contract. 
  • It has a natural bacterial and fungal resistance and surprisingly is almost 80% the strength of Oak, making it an ideal wood to use for making shoe trees. 
  • Red Cedar fibers contain natural oils that act as a preservative and helps the wood resist rot and decay making it excellent for use in humid places, such as shoes. The foot is one of the sweatiest parts of the body! 

Finally, the distinctive cedar aroma is pleasant to humans but a deterrent to insects, moths and other wood pests. This also makes Eastern Aromatic Red Cedar the choice material for closet liners and blanket storage chests. Refer our cedar Balls. So to sum up - red cedar wood is used to make the finest shoe-trees because it is light, strong, naturally repels insects, holds it's shape, is easy to work with and smells nice!