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Western Red Cedar TG&V

Western Red Cedar is a light timber with a distinctive odour it is non-resinous and straight-grained, with obvious growth rings. Assumes a uniform reddish-brown colour once dried, after long exposure wood becomes silver grey, this weathered look is often sought after.

Western red cedar heartwood shows variations in colour when fresh from dark brown to pink colour, maturing to a reddish-brown and to silver-grey, when weathered. The sapwood is a paler colour. Straight grained and rather coarse texture, it has a very low shrinkage factor. Also machines and stains very well. The forests of British Columbia, from where cedar is sourced, are all well-managed and certified as such. 

Western Red Cedar is PEFC certified.

Botanical Name: Thuja plicata

Other Names: Cedar, Giant Arbor Vitae, Red Cedar

Origin: North America

Mechanical properties: Cedar has a very low shrinkage factor and is superior to all other coniferous woods in its resistance to warping, twisting and checking.

Working Properties: Cedar produces long, lightweight lengths of timber with a fine, straight grain and uniform texture that make it easy to cut, saw and nail. It planes to a smooth surface, holds glue bonds and provides a good base for painting and staining.

Uses: Wide range of uses as exterior cladding, mouldings, panelling, roof shingles and shakes, external and internal joinery, window blinds and shutters, hot tubs and spa pools.

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