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Alaskan Yellow Cedar

Inherently Durable Timber That Is Very Versatile

Alaskan Yellow Cedar is an inherently durable timber that is very versatile for use as exterior cladding, shingles, interior linings, soffits, and boat building. Perfect for coastal sites where other timbers are not hard enough and prone to pitting (i.e. western red cedar). It is also more affordable than alternatives.

JSC regularly recommends and sources Alaskan Yellow Cedar for unique architectural projects. We have extensive experience working alongside your experts to help you design facades and structures that will last for generations. Scroll through the gallery above to be inspired and contact us today for your personalised quote.

Tags: Heartwood, Durable, Waxy, Stains & paints well, Indoor & outdoor use, Light colour
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  • STANDARD TRADE NAME: Alaskan Yellow Cedar
  • BOTANICAL NAMES: Chamaecyparis Nootkatensis
  • COLOUR: Heartwood – Consistent pale yellow with a fine even texture
  • GRAIN: Straight Grain
  • DENSITY/STRENGTH: *(500kg/m3) Hard and strong
  • DURABILITY: Durable in service and resistant to decay, insect attack and some marine borer.
  • SEASONING: Shrinks little in drying, and stable in service
  • WORKING QUALITIES: Works well with hand and machine tools. Slightly greasy to the touch. It glues, nails, screws, stains and takes paint and varnish well. Can be brought to an excellent finish. 

Need a custom Alaskan Yellow Cedar solution for your next project?

At JSC, we can make your timber design dreams come true. Our expert in-house manufacturing capabilities allow us to create offering to satisfy even the most unique project requirements. Our precision moulding and machining mean we can match existing profiles and also do custom design. The possibilities are endless. Get in touch today.


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