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.

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View a selection of reSAWN’s EXTERIOR PROJECTS:

Powder Mountain Cabin featuring Custom Charred Shou Sugi Ban Kebony Exterior Cladding/Siding

Powder Mountain Cabin :: Custom Charred Kebony® and DUNCAN 2.0 Shou Sugi Ban Charred Western Red Cedar

This Powder Mountain Cabin in Eden, Utah, features Custom charred Kebony and DUNCAN 2.0 shou sugi ban charred western red cedar cladding.

The McIntosh Residence :: BARTEK European White Oak Flooring

The McIntosh Residence in Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania, features BARTEK European White Oak flooring by reSAWN TIMBER co.

The McIntosh Residence :: GRAPHITE and NERO Abodo® Vulcan Cladding

The McIntosh Residence in Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania, features GRAPHITE and NERO Abodo Vulcan Cladding.
The Highline Residence featuring CUSTOM rift sawn White Oak flooring

The Highline Residence :: CUSTOM White Oak Flooring

The Highline Residence in New York, New York features CUSTOM rift sawn White Oak flooring by reSAWN TIMBER co.
Jule Pond II featuring MONOGATARI 2.0 shou sugi ban charred Cypress exterior cladding

Jule Pond II :: MONOGATARI 2.0 shou sugi ban charred Cypress

Jule Pond II in Water Mill, NY features reSAWN TIMBER co.'s MONOGATARI 2.0 shou sugi ban charred Cypress exterior cladding and trellis
The Millwood Residence ft ZEPHYR and SURETO exterior wood cladding and ZEPHYR weathered Atlantic White Cedar exterior cladding

Millwood Residence :: ZEPHYR weathered Atlantic White Cedar, SURETO shou sugi ban charred Cypress, and WASHOE weathered Alaskan Yellow Cedar

The Millwood Residence in Great Falls, VA features ZEPHYR weathered Atlantic White Cedar and SURETO shou sugi ban exterior wood cladding and WASHOE weathered Alaskan Yellow Cedar Soffits

Millwood Residence :: WASHOE weathered Alaskan Yellow Cedar and ALPINE North American White Oak

The Millwood Residence in Great Falls, VA features WASHOE weathered Alaskan Yellow Cedar and ALPINE North American White Oak interior cladding
Tellagansett featuring HOWAITO shou sugi ban charred cypress and MATSU shou sugi ban charred Accoya exterior cladding

Tellagansett :: MATSU Shou Sugi Ban Charred Accoya® and HOWAITO Shou Sugi Ban Charred Cypress

Tellagansett in Telluride, Colorado, features MATSU shou sugi ban charred Accoya and HOWAITO shou sugi ban charred Cypress exterior cladding.

Te Toka Residence :: SiOO:X Abodo® Vulcan Cladding and Slats

The Te Toka residence in Queenstown, New Zealand, features Abodo® SiOO:X Vulcan Cladding and screening.
Iron Pier Beach Residence featuring KUJAKU 3.0 shou sugi ban charred Cypress exterior cladding/siding and CUSTOM New Heart Pine flooring

Iron Pier Beach Residence :: KUJAKU 3.0 Shou Sugi Ban Charred Cypress

This residence in Riverhead, New York, features KUJAKU 3.0 Shou Sugi Ban Charred Cypress exterior cladding and CUSTOM New Heart Pine flooring