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Red Cedar is the largest of all cedars, slow growing and long-lived.
It is completely non-resinous and is one of America's most decay-resistant
species, making it a preferred species for outdoor and exterior uses. The
narrow sapwood is almost pure white. The heartwood varies from a dark reddish-brown
to a light yellow. It has a strong aromatic or spicy odor. It is one of
the lightest in weight of the commercially important softwoods and suffers
little when exposed to the weather without protection.
Clear Grades Of Western Red Cedar Pattern Sidings
Heart The highest grade. Includes
only pieces with heartwood on the exposed face. Many pieces completely
clear; others have minor imperfections that do not detract from their
Clear *Fingerjoint, Vertical
Grain and Flat Grain Permits somewhat more imperfections
than Clear Heart but the grade is still restricted to pieces with excellent
(Common specifications are A and Better and A and Better with a percentage
of B grade allowed.)
Permits slightly larger and more numerous characteristics
than A grade and occasional pieces may
require trimming to yield high grade pieces in shorter lengths. Most
often supplied as a percentage with A grade.
Knotty Grades Of Western Red
Cedar Pattern Sidings
Available kiln dried or unseasoned. Knots are sound and tight.
Knotty In this grade, natural growth characteristics
are not limited as stringently as in Select Knotty. Cross cutting may
be required on some pieces to yield tight knotted siding.
2 and Better Cedar This grade should be specified when
the finest quality rough lumber is desired. The lumber is sound
and well manufactured. Its natural characteristics do not detract from
the wood's fine appearance.
D and Better
This grade consists of D Clear, C Clear and
The C and Better Clear grade offers good appearance in high quality,
well manufactured lumber. Suitable for high quality landscape
structures and as exposed posts and beams in heavy timber construction.
WRCLA members produce this grade without cutouts. In most cases, this
grade is sold with a specified allowance of D grade.
D Clear grade permits larger and more numerous natural characteristics
which are widely accepted in the construction of outdoor structures.
Some pieces of D Clear may require trimming to yield clear lengths
for the intended use.
Available surfaced or rough textured.
A non structural product manufactured to meet the appearance requirements
of quality projects. This material has highly restricted wane allowances
to give well defined corners. Contains no holes or other characteristics.
Represents good value for appearance end uses. Available rough sawn
or rougher headed in nominal 2" and thicker sizes. Note: Upon request, Appearance Knotty timbers are available
with structural grading. Be certain to specify Appearance Knotty structural
lumber when strength characteristics are required.
2 and Better Structural
Material of this grade is evaluated for structural strength characteristics.
The classification includes pieces meeting the grades of Select Structural,
No.1 Structural, and No.2 Structural. Lumber of this grade is intended
for engineered applications where strength is more important than
Available surfaced or rough textured.
Beams, Posts and Timbers
Timbers of this grade are intended for general construction purposes
where serviceability is more important than appearance. No structural
values are assigned. Available surfaced or rough textured.
rich, oily fragrance of freshly cut Yellow Cedar distinguishes this unique
species from all other conifers. Native to the North Pacific coast, the
finest stands of Yellow Cedar, (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis) are found
high in the coastal mountains of British Columbia.
Ancient in their ancestry, Yellow Cedars are an enduring species, probably
the oldest and slowest growing trees in Canada. The species gets its name
from the distinctive light yellow color of its wood. Characteristics of
Yellow Cedar include:
texture, strength and straight grain
to work with hand and power tools
nail holding ability that increases with age
resistant and hard wearing
durability and resistance to insect attack and decay
Cedar's enduring beauty can be left untreated to weather naturally. If
treatment is desired, a few simple precautions will help ensure good results.
Yellow Cedar's exceptional resistance to decay is due to its natural oils.
These can prevent the wood from readily absorbing oil-based paints and
varnishes. This is best overcome by using kiln-dried wood or by adequately
air drying the wood prior to finishing. Another method is to seal the
wood by applying a coat of diluted varnish.
Cedar is a highly versatile wood that adapts well to the demands of a
wide range of uses from the delicacy and precision of architectural millwork
to the toughness and durability of industrial construction. Although eminently
suitable for many applications, some common uses for this superior wood
Millwork and joinery
Framing and construction
Uses of Yellow Cedar
Cedar has exceptional decay resistance. This characteristic, coupled with
its hard wearing durability, makes Yellow Cedar ideal for a range of outdoor
uses from pool and patio decking to outdoor furniture to siding and fencing.
It is also in demand for tough outdoor jobs such as heavy planking for
docks and bridges. Yellow Cedar is particularly valued for stadium seating
and playground equipment because of its smooth, splinter-free surface,
weather resistance and durability.