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.
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CEDAR GRADES
SELECT TIGHT KNOT
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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.

Learn more about reSAWN’s other CEDAR offerings:

View a selection of reSAWN’s EXTERIOR PROJECTS:

Corwith Residence featuring SVERTE Shou Sugi Ban Charred Kebony exterior siding/cladding

Corwith Residence :: SVERTE Shou Sugi Ban Charred Kebony®

The Corwith Residence located in Bridgehampton, New York, features SVERTE Shou Sugi Ban Charred Kebony exterior cladding.
Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts featuring Custom Shou Sugi Ban Charred Cypress and MATSU Shou Sugi Ban Charred Accoya exterior siding/cladding and slats

Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts :: Custom Shou Sugi Ban Charred Cypress and MATSU Shou Sugi Ban Charred Accoya®

Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts in Ithaca, NY, features Custom Shou Sugi Ban Charred Cypress & MATSU Shou Sugi Ban Charred Accoya exterior cladding and slats

Two Rivers Middle School :: AMITY European White Oak and Custom Accoya®

Two Rivers Middle School in Washington, D.C., features AMITY European White Oak interior cladding and PALAWAN Accoya soffits.

Eugenia Lake Home :: BRIGGS Shou Sugi Ban Charred Western Red Cedar

This Eugenia Lake Home located in Grey Highlands, Ontario, features BRIGGS Shou Sugi Ban Charred Western Red Cedar exterior cladding.
Cape Ann Museum featuring BRIZA Weathered Atlantic White Cedar Exterior Cladding/Siding

Cape Ann Museum :: BRIZA Weathered Atlantic White Cedar

Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, Massachusetts, features BRIZA Weathered Atlantic White Cedar Exterior Cladding.

Martis Camp Estate :: WILLIWAW Weathered Alaskan Yellow Cedar

The Martis Camp Estate in Truckee, California features WILLIWAW Weathered Alaskan Yellow Cedar Exterior Cladding.
White Stone Residence featuring NIGIRI Accoya Shou Sugi Ban and MONOGATARI 2.0 Shou Sugi Ban Charred Cypress

White Stone Residence :: NIGIRI Charred Accoya® and MONOGATARI 2.0 Shou Sugi Ban Charred Cypress

This waterfront home in White Stone, Virginia, features NIGIRI shou sugi ban Accoya and MONOGATARI 2.0 charred Cypress exterior cladding.
Chapel Hill Residence featuring SAMITTO shou sugi ban charred FSC-Certified Accoya wood cladding/siding

Chapel Hill Residence :: SAMITTO Charred Accoya®

This private residence located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, features SAMITTO shou sugi ban charred Accoya exterior & interior cladding.
Center for Coastal Studies, Scripps Institution of Oceanography:: MARTELL Shou Sugi Ban Charred Western Red Cedar Exterior Cladding/Siding

Center for Coastal Studies, Scripps Institution of Oceanography :: MARTELL Shou Sugi Ban Charred Western Red Cedar

The Center for Coastal Studies in La Jolla, CA features MARTELL shou sugi ban charred Western Red Cedar exterior cladding.
Main Line Residence featuring BASTILLE European White Oak Flooring

Main Line Residence :: BASTILLE European White Oak

This private residence located on The Main Line features BASTILLE European White Oak flooring in original cut and character grade.