Timberstore Western Red Cedar in its natural, unfinished state is richly textured with an attractive grain, offered as No2 Clear and Better, air dried green (inc 15-20% No4), CSA Certified ( Canadian Standard Association).
The Colour can vary noticeably form a light amber to a deep honey brown. Cedar also has a unique aromatic and distinctive scent.
Sourced form British Columbia with over 60 million hectares of which less than 0.33% is harvested annually, our Western Red Cedar timbers have high sustainable credentials.
Western Red Cedar has many benefits as a cladding material. It is dimensional stable, ensuring that the wood lies flat and stays straight, Its cellular structure provides higher insulation vlaues thatn brick or concrete and cedar claddings internally trend to stay warm in winter and cool in summer. In addition cedar has excellent sound suppression characteristics.
Western Red Cedar contains natural oils that act as a preservative to help the wood resist insect attack and decay, making it an exceptional material for outdoor use. If a decorative coating is required Cedar provides a firm base for many stains and paints.
(If fixing Western Red Cedar cladding above a pale render, some leaching can occur initially. Sending the timber or creating a panel to fix to are ideas which have been used successfully to counter this problem).
Machining lead time is approximately 5-7 working days.
Length subject to availability please enquiry for more details