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:

Gilpin Abodo NERO

Gilpin Street Residence :: Abodo Vulcan Cladding in NERO finish

Located in Denver, Colorado Abodo Vulcan Cladding in NERO creates a beautiful natural contrast on the exterior of this modern farm house.
Air Lease Corporation WILLIWAW

Air Lease Corporation :: WILLIWAW Alaskan Yellow Cedar

Air Lease Corporation located in Los Angeles, Califorinia features reSAWN's WILLIWAW Weathered Alaskan Yellow Cedar wall cladding.
Abodo Jack's Straw

Jack’s Point :: Abodo Vulcan Cladding in STRAW finish

Jack's Point, beautifully designed by Queenstown Architect and completed in 2016, features Abodo Vulcan Cladding in STRAW finish.

Attadale Home :: Abodo Vulcan Cladding in WALNUT finish

Attadale Home shows the warmth timber can bring to the built environment using reSAWN's Abodo Vulcan Cladding, finished in Walnut Protector Oil.
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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 Luxuary Apartments - Vulcan Screening in Teak - Abodo Wood - feature image

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.
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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.
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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”.
Black Box Luxury Home - 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 - Vulcan Cladding in Sioo_x Finish - featured image

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.