WESTERN RED CEDAR

exterior cladding :: interior cladding

ABOUT WESTERN RED CEDAR

reSAWN offers Western Red Cedar because it’s one of North America’s great renewable resources. In addition to it’s prominence as sustainable exterior material, it’s very durable and is one of the lightest commercial softwoods. It is an expansive and popular tree in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. The wood is used to build shingles for roofs, siding (cladding) for homes, decks, and furniture among other applications.

With the use of the classic building material, reSAWN has modernized and expanded the possible design options with CHARRED shou sugi ban and weathered finishes.

WESTERN RED CEDAR BENEFITS
  • DURABILITY–WRC is a naturally durable softwoods 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–WRC has very low shrinkage factors and is largely superior to all other coniferous softwoods in its resistance to warping, checking, and twisting.
  • THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY–WRC’s low densities gives 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 CHARRED  and WEATHERED CEDAR have a Flame Spread Index of 40 and a Smoke Developed Index of 140 to give it a Class B Rating. They can be fire treated to Class A for interior projects.
reSAWN TIMBER co. TRUMAN shou sugi ban charred western red cedar
CEDAR GRADES
SELECT TIGHT KNOT
1×4-1×8-Kiln-Dried-Knotty-Western-Red-Cedar-Tongue-Groove

Knotty cedar presents a more rustic appearance and is typically supplied green (unseasoned) in the appearance and structural grades. When required, seasoning is achieved by air-drying except for grades of Light Framing and Structural Joists and Planks which are available kiln-dried.

CLEAR VERTICAL GRAIN
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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.

View a selection of reSAWN’s EXTERIOR PROJECTS:

Hemlock Residence :: YOSHIMI and NIGIRI shou sugi ban charred Accoya exterior cladding

The Hemlock Residence in Soda Springs, California features YOSHIMI and NIGIRI shou sugi ban charred Accoya exterior cladding.

Lakeside Retreat :: NERO Abodo Vulcan Cladding and SiOO:X Abodo Vulcan Soffits

Lakeside Retreat in Lake Rotoiti, New Zealand features NERO Abodo Vulcan Cladding and SiOO:X Abodo Soffits.

The Cantilever House :: TEAK Abodo® Vulcan Cladding

The Cantilever House in Washington, D.C. features reSAWN TIMBER co. TEAK Abodo Vulcan Cladding on the exterior of the home.

Three Falls Residence :: GRAPHITE Abodo® Vulcan Cladding

Three Falls in Alpine, Utah features reSAWN TIMBER co.'s GRAPHITE Abodo Vulcan Cladding, designed by Anne Marie Barton.

Upstate Residence :: IRUKA and CUSTOM Shou Sugi Ban Charred Cypress

The Upstate Residence in Ghent, New York, features IRUKA and CUSTOM shou sugi ban charred Cypress exterior cladding and custom millwork.
Westmere House ft NERO Abodo Vulcan Cladding

Westmere House :: NERO Abodo® Vulcan Cladding and Slats

The Westmere House in Auckland, New Zealand, features NERO Abodo Vulcan Cladding and Slats, providing a modern aesthetic.
5th Ave Residence ft CUSTOM White Oak Flooring

5th Avenue Residence :: CUSTOM White Oak

5th Ave Residence in Greenwich Village features reSAWN TIMBER co.'s CUSTOM White Oak flooring with a chevron section in the entryway.

The Calderone Residence :: KIP European White Oak

reSAWN TIMBER co.'s KIP European White Oak flooring is featured in EyeSwoon founder Athena Calderone's Residence in Brooklyn, New York.

The Grounds :: SiOO:X Abodo Vulcan Slats

The Grounds features 42 designer apartments in New Zealand that utilized SiOO:X Abodo Vulcan slats and screening.

Sleek Mountain Manor :: GRAPHITE Abodo Vulcan Cladding and Soffits

Sleek Mountain Manor in Park City, Utah features GRAPHITE Abodo Vulcan Cladding and Soffits