Western Red Cedar
Color/Appearance: Heartwood reddish to pinkish brown, often with random streaks and bands of darker red/brown areas. Narrow sapwood is pale yellowish-white and isn’t always sharply demarcated from the heartwood.
Grain/Texture: Straight grain with a coarse texture and moderate natural luster.
Rot Resistance: Western red cedar has been rated as durable to very durable regarding decay resistance, though it has a mixed resistance to insect attack.
Workability: Easy to work with both hand or machine tools, though it dents and scratches very easily due to its softness, and can sand unevenly due to the difference in density between the earlywood and latewood zones. Glues and finishes well. Iron-based fasteners can stain and discolor the wood, especially in the presence of moisture.
Low strength but light weight. Ideal for Cedar/Glass construction.
Lumber is sold by the Board Foot (BM). 1 BM = 1” x 12” x 12”. Sample : plank 2” x 6” x 8’ 2x6x8 divide by 12 = 8 BM
Noah’s stocks most lumber as rough, random width and length, up to 20’ when available. We will pick planks as close as possible to your requirements. We will also dress 2 sides, rip to width, and cut to length at no extra charge.