Our Cedar Gable Brackets 51T2 are carefully handcrafted from several Western Red Cedar timbers to make one beautiful complete piece. They are connected together internally by joining biscuits or dominos as some may call them, and hidden lag screws for added durability. Our Gable Brackets are offered in both Smooth (stainable & paintable ) and Rough ( more Rustic , stainable ) finishes. Why cedar? Cedar is naturally one of the most durable, rot, decay and insect resistant woods available. Cedar is also resin free which makes it more acceptable to stains and semi-trans parents.