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.

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View a selection of reSAWN’s EXTERIOR PROJECTS:

Butter Lane custom charred accoya

Butter Lane :: Custom Charred Accoya

reSAWN TIMBER co.'s Custom Charred Accoya featured at Butter Lane in Bridgehampton, NY - specified by Young Projects.

Calderone Residence :: KIP european white oak

reSAWN TIMBER co.'s KIP european white oak featured at Calderone Residence in Brooklyn, NY - specified by Elizabeth Roberts Architects

Boland Road Residence :: YOSHIMI ACCOYA SHOU SUGI BAN

Boland Road Residence, located in Sharon, CT, features reSAWN's Accoya shou sugi ban charred Accoya wood specified by Ted Porter Architecture

Brisbane Residence :: NERO Vulcan Cladding

Abodo®’s Vulcan timber in NERO finish has been used extensively on the exterior of this Brisbane, Australia Residence.
Gallery House NIGIRI - shou sugi ban charred FSC-Certified Accoya® wood

Gallery House :: NIGIRI ACCOYA SHOU SUGI BAN

Located in Buffalo, New York this residence features reSAWN TIMBER co. NIGIRI Accoya shou sugi ban.
Greenwich Village Kujaku 3.0

Greenwich Village :: KUJAKU 3.0 SHOU SUGI BAN CHARRED CYPRESS

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

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

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.
Betts Luxuary Apartments - Vulcan Screening in Teak - Abodo Wood - feature image

Betts Luxury Apartments :: ABODO Vulcan Screening in TEAK Finish

Abodo’s Vulcan timber is the ideal choice in timber screening for this stylish look in Nelson, New Zealand’s sunshine capital.