Creating Geometric Interest with Western Red Cedar

CUBISM features both charred and non-charred western red cedar in a range of colors including neutral and bold color tones. Our CHARRED designs (CHOCHOL, 4TH DIMENSION & BAUHAUS 2.0) are carefully charred, misted with water, cooled, brushed and then stained/sealed.  The top coat sealer is applied prior to shipping (for exterior applications, we recommend sealing the back side as well as the face).  The burning process accentuates the wood grain and joinery and creates varying colors when viewed from different angles and in different light. Our non-charred designs (SALLE 41, DIAMANT, GRIS, & NO. 609) are designed to highlight the graphic interest of the wood grain and joinery. All designs are standardly offered in Clear grade and can be treated to Class A Fire Rating for Interior Application.


Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar

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One of the most influential art movements of the 20th century, Cubism helped bring European painting and sculpture forward toward 20th century modern art. In cubist artwork, objects are analyzed, broken up and reassembled in an abstracted form. Cubism also formed an important link between early 20th century art and architecture. Architectural interest in Cubism centered on the dissolution and reconstitution of three-dimensional form, using simple geometric shapes.

Inspired by this movement, our CUBISM western red cedar is thoughtfully created using blocks ranging in lengths from 3” to 11”. Using only Clear A&Better Mixed Grain Western Red Cedar, the blocks are joined together to create consistent plank dimensions of 11/16” thick X 6-3/4” wide X ALL 16’ Long with T/G joinery. The blocks are recovered from trim backs (typically a very high quality waste product) from various parts of the production process. The planks maintain the superior durability characteristics of WRC and has the additional benefits of staying straight and flat, allowing for little or no warp in the material prior to installation. The joinery adds graphic interest and a geometric pattern that both contrasts and compliments the natural grain of the cedar. These products are appropriate for interior wall cladding — please call reSAWN to discuss using for exterior applications.