Because of its high natural durability and great staying power, the Western Red Cedar is especially highly requested in the USA. It’s one of the heavier kinds of North American softwood timber. Because of its versatile usability, it also makes for a substantial import timber.


Botanical name: Thuja plicata
Overall character: Light, generally yellowish brown softwood with an aromatic smell. The growth ring structure is an essential element of this timber’s growth ring structure.
Color and structure: The splint is light and narrow with a width of 2 to 5 cm. The heartwood has a yellowish brown to dark red-brown color with occasional striping. It darkens extremely in the light.
Characteristics/features: Storage of terpenoid and phenolic ingredients makes the Western Red Cedar highly to moderately resistant to wood-destroying fungi and insects.
Areas of use: This light wood with great staying power and high natural durability is suitable for outdoor use (without ground contact) as well as indoors with low mechanical stress.
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