Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar has long been the most prized softwood from the forests of the Pacific Northwest.  It is lightweight, strong, stable, rot and insect resistant, fine textured and beautiful.  Its many uses include outdoor furniture, trim, siding, shakes and shingles, decking, pergolas and other landscape structures as well as interior paneling and trim.

Western Red Cedar Lumber
Western Red Cedar Lumber
Western Red Cedar Lumber
Western Red Cedar Lumber
Western Red Cedar Lumber
Western Red Cedar Lumber
Western Red Cedar Lumber
Western Red Cedar Lumber

Western Red Cedar Properties

General

Western Red Cedar is a commercially important lumber, used in a number of applications ranging from rough-sawn lumber for use in home construction to clear quartersawn material for classical guitar soundboards.

Properties

  • Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, and is reported by the IUCN as being a species of least concern.
  • Workability:  Easy to work with both hand or machine tools, though it dents and scratches very easily due to its softness, and can sand unevenly due to the difference in density between the earlywood and latewood zones. Glues and finishes well. Iron-based fasteners can stain and discolor the wood, especially in the presence of moisture.
  • Color/appearance: Heartwood reddish to pinkish brown, often with random streaks and bands of darker red/brown areas. Narrow sapwood is pale yellowish white, and isn’t always sharply demarcated from the heartwood.

Specifics 

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