Cedar, Knotty Western Red

  • Latin name: Thuja plicata
  • Common name(s): Red Cedar, Pacific Red Cedar
  • Sources: Western USA and Canada

CHARACTERISTICS: Seasons to a dark red to reddish brown and will turn silvery gray if exposed to weather over time. Soft smooth texture with a generally straight grain. Usually selected for rustic knotty appearance for aesthetic purposes. Not a true cedar, but has distinct cedar aroma due to presence of certain oils and resins.

COMMON CUTS: Plain sliced

JANKA: 900

SUSTAINABILITY: Moderate

USES: Wall paneling, cabinetry, rustic furniture, decorative ceiling panels.

AVAILABILITY: Reasonable

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