If you're looking for a versatile and beautiful softwood species for your next project, Western Red Cedar is a fantastic option. This tall tree is commonly found in the Pacific Northwest coastal and interior regions of British Columbia, Canada. Western Red Cedar is known for its natural beauty and durability, making it a popular choice for homes and commercial buildings worldwide.

With a height of up to 60 meters and a diameter of 2.5 meters when mature, Western Red Cedar is one of the most unique softwood species in the world. Its rich tones range from mellow ambers to reddish cinnamons and sienna browns, and its natural variations in grain and figure give it character and warmth.

Western Red Cedar is easy to work with and is commonly used for both interior and exterior applications such as:

  • Exterior Cladding 
  • Panelling and Sarking 
  • Screens & Battens 
  • Soffit Lining 
  • External Joinery 
  • Shingles and Shakes

If you're looking to enhance the aesthetic appeal of a home or commercial building, Western Red Cedar is an excellent choice. 

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Western Red Cedar is easy to work with and is commonly used for both interior and exterior applications such as:

  • Exterior Cladding
  • Panelling and Sarking
  • Screens & Battens
  • Soffit Lining
  • External Joinery
  • Shingles and Shakes

Key properties of Western Red Cedar:

  • Natural durability and dimensional stability
  • Excellent natural thermal insulation
  • High resistance to decay
  • Exceptional workability, finish and ability to accept stains and coatings

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