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Western red cedar

Western red cedar is one of the most commercially valuable species. Its exceptional working properties like natural resistance to termite, rot and decay make it an ideal choice for outdoor applications. The appealing dark colour, light weight and soft texture makes it suitable for various interior applications as well. Its flexibility and versatility enables its usage in roof shingles, exterior siding, exterior cladding, decking, greenhouses, and saunas.


  • Lightweight
  • Excellent working properties
  • Can be sanded to a smooth satin finish
  • Planes and shapes well
  • Glues easily
  • Has moderate screw and nail holding properties
  • Appropriate for outdoor usage

Examples of stains of Western red cedar

  • Western Red Cedar Stains - Normal No finish

    No finish

  • Western Red Cedar Stains - Natural Finish Dead matte

    Natural finish
    Dead matte

  • Western Red Cedar Stains - Natural PU Gloss

    Natural PU

  • Western Red Cedar Stains - Oak matte Matte

    Oak matte

Images are only for reference; actual results may vary.

Most Canadian wood species can be used in their original light colour or stained darker colours to mimic hardwoods.


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