Western Red Cedar

Specification

Profile Dimensions mm lengths (m)
Raute 20 x 90 2,10 – 4
Classic 17,5 x 137 2,10 – 5,10

Product Description

“Western Red Cedar”, in nature also known as “the tree of life”. Botanically “Thuja plicata” belongs to Cupressaceae. The area of spread of western red Cedar is west part of North America from Alaska to California and east to Montana. Trunks can grow to a knotless height of 25m. the trees can reach up to 1000 years of age. The wood of western red Cedar is quite cold-resistant.

Colour: sapwood is whitish and 2-5cm wide, core wood is reddish brown to redbrown, often variable. Density of dried wood ranges depending on the width of the age-rings between 340-460 kg/m3. After drying the wood has an average dimensional stability, is easy and clean to work with, shows evenly smooth surface, easy to polish and finish. The moisture upon delivery is approx. 18-20% for exterior flooring wood and 10-12% for facades. Cedar wood has been highly priced even in ancient times. Contains resin, that gives it its typical smell. The contained substances may leak out from areas of fresh cuts and cause colouring of the walls. Therefore, we recommend to treat all cut edges with OSMO Wax for cut edges n. 5735. With Western Red Cedar in exterior constructions it is absolutely essential to use non-corroding fastening means. Natural light greyness after almost half a year of exposure to weather is normal and doesn´t influence its quality and durability. Colour differences between individual planks are natural and may be fairly visible.

Wood desity: approx. 340 – 460 kg/m3.