Lumber Thicknesses: 4/4 through 16/4
Lumber Grades: C Select and Better
Sheet Goods: Available in a Variety of Grades
- The heartwood ranges from a pinkish to dark chocolate brown when first cut, but weathers to silver gray.
- Western red cedar combines a variety of properties that make it ideal for outdoor uses.
- The wood has a natural oil that acts as a preservative.
- Western red cedar is a softwood, but it is more durable than many other commercial softwoods.
- Thin stock dries readily with little degrade; thicker material may hold moisture at the center, causing problems with honeycombing.
- Very durable wood easily worked with hand and machine tools and negligible blunting effect on cutters.
- Takes screws well.
- Stains satisfactorily.