Western Red Cedar

The sapwood is narrow and white in colour, and the heartwood is reddish-brown. When freshly felled, the heartwood often displays a marked variation in colour; that from the centre of the log may be a dark chocolate-brown changing to salmon pink nearer the sapwood, or the wood may be variegated with alternate dark and light zones.

After conventional high temperature kiln drying, the wood assumes a uniform reddish-brown tone, but after long exposure to weather the colour is lost, and the wood becomes silver-grey. This weathered appearance is sometimes purposely sought by architects, but a further peculiarity of the wood is its ability to take and hold stain of the finest tint without discolouration.

The wood is non-resinous, straight-grained, somewhat coarse- textured and exhibits a fairly prominent growth-ring figure It is soft, rather brittle, aromatic, especially when wet and light in weight, about 390 kg/m³ when dried.

Specification

LATIN NAME:
Thuja plicata

WEIGHT (KG/M3):

390 kg/m3

COLOUR:

Reddish-brown

TEXTURE:
Coarse

GRAIN:

Straight

AVAILABLE SIZES:

Thickness: 25mm – 100mm
Width: 75mm +
Length: 2.1m +

Western Red Cedar Timber Cut To Size

Western Red Cedar timber available cut to size at both of our timber merchants in Brentwood, Essex and Snetterton, Norfolk for collection or UK delivery.