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Western Red Cedar


Western Red Cedar is a common specie in the Pacific Northwest coastal and interior regions of British Columbia, Canada. It is a large tree and when mature, grows up to 60 metres tall and 2.5 metres in diameter.  

Western Red Cedar (WRC) is one of the world’s most unique softwood species, renowned for its natural beauty and durability that brings warmth, character and longevity to homes and commercial buildings around the world.  
The exceptional wood has rich tones ranging from mellow ambers, to reddish cinnamons and sienna browns. Its texture is medium to fine with distinctive crown cut vertical grain appearance depending on the cut. 

  • COMMON NAME:    Western Red Cedar 
  • BOTANICAL NAME(S):    Thuja Plicate 
  • COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN:    West Coast USA and Canada 
  • WOOD TYPE:        Softwood  
  • TIMBER COLOUR:    Straw colour to a rich red brown  
  • TYPICAL USES:    Exterior Cladding, Sarking, Panelling, Screens, Battens, Soffit Lining 
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