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Western Red Cedar
Our Cedar is normally kiln dried, but please refer to the product descriptions. For cladding/exterior use this is air dried - please indicate your use or specify the desired moisture content.
When newly cut, the heartwood can vary from salmon-pink to dark brown. It changes to a reddish-brown over time and eventually to a silver-grey when exposed to the elements. It is chosen for its weathered appearance and is often left unfinished for that reason. The sapwood is white-cream and clearly differentiated from the heartwood. Western red cedar has a straight and even grain with a coarse texture. It is non-resinous, and has a distinctive cedar smell, but is not a true cedar. It is naturally very durable although soft and bruises easily, therefore great for cladding, fascais etc. but not ideal for decking or external joinery. It is often used for timber green houses.
At Wooduchoose we offer Western Red Cedar, or Cedar for most of our products. We recommend as; Cedar cladding, Cedar cover fillets, Cedar beading, Cedar mouldings. There are many other products that this wood can be used for.
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