Western Red Cedar Characteristics

Western Red Cedar from Western Forest Products is one of the world’s finest building materials.

Species Characteristics: Warmth, natural durability, dimensional stability, versatility, distinctiveness; one of the world’s most beautiful woods; no man-made material can duplicate its naturally luxurious appearance; high-performance quality.

Uses: Ideal for a variety of exterior and interior uses in a wide range of products; lightweight; easy to handle and install; pitch- and resin-free, making it ideal for a wide range of stains and finishes.

Why is Western Red Cedar ideal to work with? Its fibres contain natural compounds that act as preservatives, making the wood extremely long lasting. These compounds provide natural resistance to moisture, insects and decay.

Sustainability Considerations: Like all WFP wood products, WFP’s Western Red Cedar is the right choice for the environment.

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Product sheets courtesy Coast Forest Products Association

Physical Properties of Western Red Cedar
Density (air dry average): 380 kg/m3
Specific gravity (oven dry average): 0.34
Modulus of elasticity: 8 270 MPa
Modulus of rupture: 53.8 MPa