Western Red Cedar Cladding


Western Red Cedar Cladding
Dimensions 15/17,5/20 x 90/137 mm
Profile Classic – Clear, Softline- Clear, Raute - Clear
Origin Canada
Wood density340 - 460 kg / m3
Wood Facade, Wooden Cladding, Western Red Cedar Cladding

Benefits of Western Red Cedar

  • It is sustainable.
  • It is durable and resistant.
  • It has good acoustic and insulating properties.
  • It improves aesthetics.
  • It has an excellent ability to withstand outdoor weather conditions.
  • Western Red Cedar is uncomplicated and easy to care for.
  • It is not necessary to impregnate the wood.
  • On facades, it can be used alternatively without surface treatment (grey platinum or with surface treatment preferably with oil paints).
  • It is a light material, so it is easy to handle and does not strain the construction.
  • Western Red Cedar has a long lifetime.

"Western Red Cedar", also known as the "tree of life".
The Western Red Cedar grows in Western North America from Alaska to California and east to Montana. The tribes can grow up to a knotless height of 25 m.
The trees are up to 1000 years old. Western Red Cedar is relatively winter hardy.

After drying, this wood is moderately stable in shape, easy and clean to process, has an evenly smooth surface, can be well polished and surface treated. Cedarwood was highly valued in ancient times, and it hasn't changed until now.
Due to its natural properties, Western Red Cedar resists rot and decay, for example, and is great for use in humid areas.
It is also very flexible and resists deformation due to heat and moisture. Because it is a low-density wood, it has excellent insulating properties.

It contains a resin that gives it a characteristic scent. The substances contained can drip on fresh-cut surfaces and therefore cause discolouration on the masonry. Therefore we recommend that all cutting edges be provided with OSMO Cutting Edge Wax. In the case of western red cedar, it is practically essential to use non-corrosive fastening means for external structures. After almost six months of exposure to the weather, natural light greying is normal and does not affect quality or durability.

The colour differences between the individual boards are natural. Some colour differences can be significant.

If Western Red Cedar is used indoors, we recommend first applying OSMO Wood Protection 4006 to the wood and then applying two coats of OSMO Transparent Colorless Wax. If a colourless wood treatment is required for outdoor use, use OSMO UV Colorless Extra Protective Oil. If you want to protect the wood with pigments and at the same time preserve its naturalness as much as possible, use the lightly pigmented coating OSMO UV Protective Oil Color Extra.

If you want to preserve the structure and felting of wood with a requirement for coloured rendering with a higher degree of pigmentation, we recommend using OSMO oil stain with eighteen oil shades.


Species Origin Dimensions (mm) Profile
EXOTIC Cladding
Western Red Cedar Canada 17.5 x 137 Classic - Clear Classic - Clear Profile
Western Red Cedar Canada 15 x 90 Softline- Clear Softline - Clear Cladding
Western Red Cedar Canada 20 x 90 Raute - Clear Raute - Clear Cladding

REAL FACADE Western Red Cedar 17,5 x 137 mm Classic, OSMO UV Protective oil colorless 420

REAL FACADE Western Red Cedar 17,5x137 mm Classic, without SF

Western Red Cedar 17,5x137 mm, Classic

Western Red Cedr 20x90 mm, Raute