Although not a true Cedar, Western Red Cedar shares many of the same properties and has therefore been given the cedar name, it is actually from the Cypress family, and is often spelled "Redcedar". Western Red Cedar has a wide growth range along the west coast of the US and Canada, but scarcity has been a concern due to the ever growing demand for this outstanding exterior species. Through greater awareness and more responsible forestry practices, the supply is becoming much more balanced, the replanting rates are 5 to 1, which means that we will have more Red Cedar in 50 years than we have ever had before.
Western Red Cedar lumber is naturally rot resistant due to high levels of extractives which act as a natural fungicide, the tree has a very straight bole and high branches, which result in very few knots and a dead straight grain. The beauty of Red Cedar lumber is in the strength imparted from its long, straight grain combined with its low density, which makes it very light.
|Grade||FAS Clear||Top quality|
|Moisture Content||8%||Kiln Dried. Max Stability.|
|Milling Options||R1E, S2S, S4S, Mould, Sand||We offer full range of milling services|
|Finish||Machine Surfaced||Knife Finish|
|Dimensions||Dimensionsal Sizes||Stock Sizes|
|Shipping||Common Carrier or Parcel||Dependent upon size of order|
|Packing||Banded Bunks, Custom Cardboard Packs||Dependent upon size of order|