Western red cedar

Western red cedar, one of the most commercially valuable species. Its dimensional stability makes it a great choice for exterior applications. It is one of the few wood species that are naturally at home in the outdoors. 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

  • Normal
    no finish

  • Natural finish
    dead matt

  • Natural PU

  • Oak matt

Images are only for reference: Actual may vary

Most Canadian Wood species can be used in their original light color or stained to darker colors of mimic hardwoods.


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