Cedar - Western Red
Thuja plicata
NorthWest USA




We have a regular supply of Western Red Cedar decking,
dimensional Lumber etc...

( 1 x 6, 5/4 x 6, 2 x 4, 2 x 6, 4 x 4 etc... )
Many different Grades available :)

Prices fluctuate significantly with the market.
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Assumed, Wood Working Properties & Specifications


Thuja plicata Donn ex D. Don

Western Redcedar

The genus Thuja contains about 6 species worldwide native to North America [2] and Asia [4]. The word thuja comes from the Greek thuia, an aromatic wood (probably a juniper). The word plicata is derived from plicate (folded into plaits) most likely from the flat, folded appearance of the scale-like leaves.

Other Common Names: Albero della vita di Lobb, amerikanskt livstrad, amerikanskt livstrad, arbol de la vida, arborvitae, British Colombia red cedar, British Columbia cedar, California cedar, canoe cedar, cedar, cedro rojo del Pacifico, cedro rosso del pacifico, columinar giant arborvitae, giant arbor, giant arborvitae, giant cedar, giant thuja, gigantic cedar, gigantic red cedar, grand arbre de vie, Idaho cedar, jatte-tuja, Lobb's arborvitae, northwestern red cedar, Oregon cedar, pacific arbor, Pacific arborvitae, Pacific red cedar, red cedar, red cedar of the west, red cedar pine, reuzen-thuja, reuzenthuja, riesen-lebensbaum, riesenlebensbaum, riesenthuja, shinglewood, thuja geant, thuya de Lobb, thuya geant, thuya oriental, tuia gigantesca, Washington cedar, Washington red cedar, Westamerikaanse levensboom, western arborvitae, western cedar, western redcedar, western red redcedar.

Distribution: Western redcedar (Thuja plicata) grows in the Pacific Northwest and along the Pacific coast to Alaska. Western redcedar lumber is produced principally in Washington, followed by Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The tree has been planted in Great Britain and New Zealand.

The Tree: Western redcedar trees reach heights of 200 feet with diameters of 16 feet. The trunk of older trees is buttressed, fluted and quite tapered.

General Wood Characteristics: The heartwood of western redcedar is reddish or pinkish brown to dull brown and the sapwood nearly white. The sapwood is narrow, often not over 1 inch in width. The wood is generally straight grained and has a uniform but rather coarse texture. It has very small shrinkage. This species is light in weight, moderately soft, low in strength when used as a beam or posts, and low in shock resistance. Its heartwood very resistant to decay.

Toxicity: May cause dermatitis and respiratory problems.






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