Scientific Name: Thuja plicata
Janka Hardness: 350 lbf (1,560 N)
Color/Appearance: Western Redcedar is typically reddish to pinkish brown, often with random streaks and bands of darker red/brown areas.
Grain/Texture: Has a straight grain and a medium to coarse texture.
Endgrain: Resin canals absent; earlywood to latewood transition usually abrupt (or gradual if growth rings are widely spaced), color contrast medium-high; tracheid diameter medium to medium-large.
Rot Resistance: durable to very durable in regard to decay resistance, though it is not resistant to insect attack.
Workability: Easy to work with both hand or machine tools. Glues and finishes well, though as is the case with most softwoods with closed pores, staining can be a challenge.
Odor: Western Redcedar has a strong, aromatic scent when being worked.
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2-1/2" - 3-1/2" thick.
Great for mantels or shelves!
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