Western Red Cedar Cladding

Western Red Cedar Cladding

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.

Durability: For external uses, western red cedar is highly preferred by architecture due to its anti-resistance property for humidity, decaying and insect proof. Almost, it has a shelf life of 50-100 year or longer hence used for an outdoor purpose.

Western red cedar cladding surface finish is good and also maintained due it has natural element named Thujaplicins and also several water-soluble substances that act as the preservative. Hence, it provides tension-free services for the number of years.

Stability: Western red cedar cladding provides a high dimensional stability due to its low density and contraction factors. They are highly resistance on an action of several forces on an action like twisting, warping and checking does not result in any alteration in them.

Appearance: Whenever used western red cedar is providing the feeling of natural beauty and tenderness that cannot be achieved by using its alternatives like cement, plastic or any other metals. It provides a very fine surface finish form of soft granular texture.

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.

Besides cladding, Western Red Cedar is also used for formation of things likes fencing, birdhouse, planter boxes, exterior siding, boat, boxes. It also has a unique property of acting as anti decomposition agent because of its property it is also used for making varieties of outdoor and indoor thing and provides protection from bug damage or any insect damage