ALASKAN YELLOW CEDAR

exterior cladding :: interior cladding

ABOUT ALASKAN YELLOW CEDAR

reSAWN offers Alaskan Yellow Cedar (AYC) as a sustainable exterior material. Yellow Cedar trees can be found along the North American Pacific Coast from the California-Oregon border to Southern Alaska. AYC is highly aromatic and highly decay resistant. It has exceptional resistance to exterior elements and insects and is easy to work with. It can be used for exterior wall & roof cladding and interior wall & ceiling cladding.

Using a classic building material like Alaskan Yellow Cedar, reSAWN has modernized and expanded the possible design options with our pre-weathered finish.

ALASKAN YELLOW CEDAR

Sourced along the Pacific coast from Alaska to Oregon, Alaskan yellow cedar is well known as the hardest cedar in the world. It’s slow growth rate makes it highly resistant to disease and decay. It also has a high degree of stability. We chose Alaskan yellow cedar for its ability to accept and hold finishes, which made it a perfect species for our weathered designs. The weathered designs provide an exterior material that will have minimal aesthetic variation throughout its installation lifecycle.

ALASKAN YELLOW CEDAR BENEFITS
  • DURABILITY– Alaskan yellow cedar is a naturally durable softwood that creates extractives (Thujaplicans and Phenolics) that ward off decay caused by insects, water infiltration, and fungi. The extractives increase with age leading to a longer lasting product life cycle–especially in exterior applications.
  • DIMENSIONAL STABILITY– AYC has very low shrinkage factors and is largely superior to all other coniferous softwoods in its resistance to warping, checking, and twisting.
  • THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY– AYC’s low densities give it a high thermal insulating value because it contains a high proportion of cell cavities. In dry wood, these cavities are filled with air which is one of the best known thermal insulators. The R value is 1.35″ (34mm) of thickness.
  • FIRE RESISTANCE–reSAWN’s WEATHERED CEDAR has a Flame Spread Index of 40 and a Smoke Developed Index of 140 to give it a Class B Rating. It can be fire treated to Class A for interior projects.
eSAWN TIMBER co. pre-weathered WILLIWAW Alaskan yellow cedar
CEDAR GRADES
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CLEAR VERTICAL GRAIN

Clear cedar has a limited number of natural characteristics and is specified when appearance of the highest quality is desired. Clear grades of timbers are normally supplied green (unseasoned). When required, seasoning is achieved by air-drying.

Learn more about reSAWN’s other CEDAR offerings:

View a selection of reSAWN’s EXTERIOR PROJECTS:

reSAWN TIMBER co. - Longport, NJ - IRUKA - Shou Sugi Ban Charred Cypress

Sunset Ave Residence :: IRUKA Charred Cypress

Located in Philadelphia, PA, Entercom Communication Corp. chose to incorporate KURO Shou Sugi ban charred cypress for their community hub

Idaho Residence :: ZEPHYR WEATHERED ATLANTIC WHITE CEDAR EXTERIOR CLADDING

reSAWN's ZEPHYR WEATHERED ATLANTIC WHITE CEDAR featured at the Paris, Idaho residence, Designed by Imbue Design
Studio B_Blur House

Blur House Residence :: DUNCAN 2.0 CHARRED WESTERN RED CEDAR

reSAWN's DUNCAN 2.0 CHARRED WESTERN RED CEDAR featured at the Blur House Residence, Designed by Studio B Architects and photographed by James Florio
1884 house TORA

1884 HOUSE :: TORA shou sugi ban

1884 House located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire was once a fermentation building for the Frank Jones Brewery, its renovation was part of Chinburg Properties
Daisy Jacobs Matsu

Artists Studio :: MATSU shou sugi ban charred Accoya

MATSU shou sugi ban charred Accoya featured at Daisy Jacobs Studio located in an open field of Vermont, US
Okoboji Lakehouse

Lakeshore Drive Residence :: NIGIRI shou sugi ban charred Accoya

reSAWN's NIGIRI shou sugi ban charred Accoya was used on this Okoboji lake house in Iowa
Laurel Lane Briza

Laurel Lane :: BRIZA weathered atlantic white cedar

Laurel Lane residence, Main Line pool house and squash court features reSAWN's BRIZA pre-weathered Atlantic white cedar
NIGIRI SHOU SUGI BAN CHARRED ACCOYA®

GUINNESS OPEN GATE BREWERY & BARREL HOUSE :: NIGIRI SHOU SUGI BAN CHARRED ACCOYA

reSAWN's NIGIRI SHOU SUGI BAN CHARRED ACCOYA featured at Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House, located in Relay, MD

BROADWAY MARKET :: CUSTOM SHOU SUGI BAN CHARRED ACCOYA

reSAWN’s custom shou sugi ban charred Accoya®
 featured at Broadway Market, located in Baltimore, MD, as exterior wall cladding
CUSTOM charred cypress

Armstrong Residence :: Custom shou sugi ban Exterior Siding

reSAWN’s Custom shou sugi ban exterior siding in Los Angeles, CA is a study in contrasts with dark CHARRED cypress and blonde, raw cypress