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Ceder, Western Red

Western Red Cedar is a commercially important lumber, used in several applications ranging from rough-sawn lumber for use in home construction to clear quartersawn material for classical guitar soundboards.

Western Red Ceder is a reddish to pinkish brown, often with random streaks and bands of darker red/brown areas. Has a straight grain and a medium to coarse texture. Western Redcedar has been rated as durable to very durable in regard to decay resistance, though it has a mixed resistance to insect attack. 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.

Can be used for shingles, exterior siding and lumber, boatbuilding, boxes, crates, and musical instruments.

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Facts Ceder, Western Red

Botanical name: Thuja Plicata
Origin: Western USA and Canada
Weight: 400 kg/m3
Killn dried: 8-14%
Janka hardness: 1450
Modulus of rupture: 51.7 MPa
Bending strength: 1470
Modulus of elasticity: 6.07 GPa
Shrinkage: 6,8


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