WESTERN RED CEDAR
Western red cedar is a type of wood that is preferred when high durability, low shrinkage and swelling and good insulation value are important.
Western red cedar is a pale pink pine wood that grows mostly on the west coast of Canada and the United States. These slow-growing wild giants provide wood of a unique colour and structure.
- Botanical name: Thuja plicata
- Growth area: West coast of Canada and North America. Planted in Britain.
- Species: pine wood
WE MAINLY BUY FROM:
- Virtually all the western red cedar meant for our country comes from Canada
Western red cedar is known for the large colour variations shown in freshly sawn wood. This ranges from pale yellow brown, via rose-brown and salmon-coloured to chocolate brown.
A LUXURIOUS LOOK
With western red cedar shingles for roof or cladding
You can find additional information on the website below:
– Western Red Cedar Export Association: www.realcedar.com
Western red cedar is difficult to impregnate, has very good insulating properties, dries quickly when it comes to thin wood (there is little warping) and it bonds very well. It is durable, lightweight, has a fine texture, a straight grain and contains no resin. In addition, the wood is sturdy, resilient and very resistant to deterioration and weathering.