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Western Red Cedar

One Of The World's Most Unique, Durable, Beautiful Softwood Species

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. 

JSC is New Zealand's largest and most well-known stockist of Western Red Cedar. We are known in the industry for our extensive range of profiles and expertise in custom work for highly specialised jobs. We have extensive experience working alongside your experts to source, curate and create timber structures that will last for generations. Scroll through the timber gallery above and contact us today for your personalised quote.

Tags: Indoor & outdoor use, Softwood, Durable, Naturally resistent to decay, Attractive, Vibrant colours, Popular, Versatile
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  • 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 

Need a custom Western Red 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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