WEST RED CEDAR

Grown in Canada/North America this timber is very popular for its natural durability, pleasant aroma and is mainly used for external projects such as cladding. Colour ranges from a reddish-brown to a silver-grey featuring a straight grain and coarse texture.

The Tree – Originally from the northern Rocky Mountains and Pacific North-west, this is the largest of the so-called cedars growing to a height of 45m – 75m with a diameter of 1m – 2.5m.

The Timber – The Cedar assumes a uniform reddish-brown tone, however after long exposure to weather becomes silver-grey. This weathered appearance is sometimes purposely sought by architects. The wood is non-resinous, featuring a straight grain and coarse texture.

Best Working Qualities – Being very durable with a high resistance to warping the Western Red Cedar is most commonly used for external projects such as Cladding, Decking, Fences, Gates & External Garden Buildings, Sheds & Gazebos.

THE STATS

Below you will find stats of strength, durability & texture for the West Red Cedar timber

DENSITY = 390 kg/m3 – 48%
DURABILITY = HIGHLY DURABLE – 85%
TEXTURE = COARSE – 90%
MOISTURE MOVEMENT = SMALL – 65%

THE STATS

Below you will find stats of strength, durability & texture for the West Red Cedar timber

DENSITY = 48%
DURABILITY = 85%
TEXTURE = 90%
MOISTURE = 65%

BURN TYPES

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