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Western Red Cedar Facts

Western red cedar, also known as Giant Arbor-Vitae, Canoe-cedar, Pacific Red-cedar and Shinglewood, is your best choice for beauty, durability and design flexibility.

Western Red Cedar Features and Benefits

  • Known for its resistance to decay and insect damage
  • Naturally durable and lightweight
  • Grows to more than 60 meters high
  • Naturally aromatic
  • Resists warping
  • High impermeability to liquids and its natural phenol preservatives makes it ideal for use in high humidity
  • Outstanding thermal insulation for roof and wall applications
  • Rich coloring, ranging from a light blonde in the sapwood to a dark pink in the heartwood
  • Seasons easily and quickly, with very low shrinkage
  • Free of pitch and has excellent finishing qualities

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