exterior cladding :: interior cladding


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.

  • 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

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 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:

Greenwich Village Kujaku 3.0


Located in Greenwich Village, NY this townhouse features reSAWN TIMBER co. KUJAKU 3.0 shou sugi ban charred cypress.

Rokino Road :: SiOO:X Vulcan Cladding

Abodo®’s Vulcan timber in SiOO:X finish has been used extensively on the exterior of the home, in additional to the front door.
McDonald's at Sunny Side - HALLO shou sugi ban Kebony

McDonald’s at Walt Disney :: HALLO shou sugi ban charred Kebony®

McDonald’s first Net-Zero Energy restaurant at the Walt Disney World Resort features reSAWN’s HALLO shou sugi ban charred Kebony® wood.
Ngārara Eco Development Sioo:x

Ngārara Eco Development :: SiOO:X & NERO Vulcan Cladding

Carefully crafted by by First Light Studio Ltd, these eye catching townhouses are clad in Abodo®’s Vulcan Cladding in SiOO:X and NERO finishes.

Hard Rock Lane :: SORA shou sugi ban

This modern mountain house features reSAWN's SORA shou sugi ban charred cypress. SORA can be used for interior or exterior wall cladding.

Douglassville Residence :: CHEERIO European White Oak

Located in Douglassville, PA, this modern residence features CHEERIO wide plank European White Oak flooring prefinished with a matte polyurethane.

High Desert Retreat :: YOSHIMI Charred Accoya® wood

Located in Santa Rosa Mountains, California, High Desert Retreat features reSAWN's shou sugi ban charred black FSC-Certified Accoya on the interior and exterior of this magnificent residence
Cardrona Cabin - Abodo Vulcan Screening - SiOO:X

Cardrona Cabin :: Abodo Vulcan Screening in SiOO:X finish

Located in the resort town of Wanaka NZ, the Cardrona Cabin showcases the sustainability, durability and beauty of Abodo prefinished with SiOO:X wood protector.
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.