Canadian Western Red Cedar

Canadian Western Red Cedar lumber is a popular species for outdoor furniture and projects including playground equipment. It exhibits outstanding decay and termite resistance along with dimensional stability. The appealing colour palette, light weight and soft texture of Canadian Western Red Cedar wood makes it popular for various interior applications as well. Its flexibility and versatility enable its usage in roof shingles, exterior siding & cladding, greenhouses and saunas.

Western Red Cedar Species Factsheet


Popular Applications

Wood Interior Design

Western Red Cedar Characteristics

  • Lightweight
  • Excellent working properties
  • Can be sanded to a smooth satin finish
  • Planes and shapes well
  • Glues easily
  • Has moderate screw- and nail-holding properties
  • Appropriate for outdoor usage

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