Cedar is a type of wood used in the construction or finishing of furniture. Cedar is a softwood that is known for its natural durability, pleasant aroma, and resistance to decay and insect damage. It is commonly used in the production of outdoor furniture, such as patio sets and garden benches, as well as indoor furniture, including chests, closets, and cabinets. The use of cedar in furniture often provides a rustic or natural aesthetic. The fragrant red cedar was used for protection against moths. First appears in English furniture for drawer linings, boxes, travelling chests.