exterior cladding :: interior cladding


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.


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.

  • 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

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:

Minyama Luxury Home Vulcan Cladding Teak

Minyama Luxury Home :: ABODO TEAK Vulcan Cladding

This luxury home features Vulcan Timber in Teak finish, contrasting beautifully with the stone, concrete and aluminium exterior.
Betts Luxury Apartments Abodo TEAK Vulcan cladding

Betts Luxury Apartments :: ABODO Vulcan Screening in TEAK Finish

Abodo’s Vulcan timber is the ideal choice in timber screening for this stylish look in Nelson, New Zealand’s sunshine capital.
Blackburn Point Townhouses :: ABODO Vulcan Cladding in Straw and Walnut, Unfinished Vulcan Screening

Blackburn Point Townhouses :: ABODO Vulcan Cladding in Straw and Walnut, Unfinished Vulcan Screening

This resort-style development features a mixed palette of materials, including Vulcan Cladding in a clever contrast of Straw and Walnut finishes.

Sandstone Point Hotel :: ABODO PATINA Vulcan Cladding

Sandstone Point Hotel’s stunning exterior is clad in Abodo’s Vulcan Cladding, pre-finished in Abodo Protector in Double Patina is designed to “silver off”.
Vulcan Cladding Abodo NERO

Black Box Luxury Home :: ABODO NERO Vulcan Cladding

After three years of weathering, this show-stopping home is a magnificent showcase of Abodo’s Vulcan Cladding in Ebony finish.

Flying Into Whitianga :: ABODO Vulcan Cladding in SiOO:X Finish

Unique barn-style build in the Coromandel township of Whitiang, a magnificent showcase of Abodo’s Vulcan Cladding in Sioo:x finish.

Silver House :: ABODO Vulcan Cladding in Patina finish

Perched on a hill near beautiful Wainui Beach, the Silver House has been expertly designed by local design legend Shane Kingsbeer of Kingsbeer Architecture.

Kaiteriteri Family Bach :: ABODO Vulcan Cladding in TEAK & SiOO:X finish

This modern take on kiwi bach living features Abodo’s Vulcan timber cladding and screening in both TEAK and SiOO:X finish.

Coastal Wainui Home :: ABODO Vulcan Cladding

Abodo’s thermally modified Vulcan Cladding in STRAW was chosen for both the exterior cladding and interior walls of this beach-side home.

Husted Residence :: SANTA ANA Weathered Western Red Cedar

reSAWN's SANTA ANA preweathered Western Red Cedar exterior cladding on Husted Lane in Greenwich CT