Western Red Cedar

Western red cedar heartwood shows variations in colour when fresh from dark brown to pink colour, maturing to a reddish-brown and, in time to silver-grey when weathered. The sapwood is a paler colour. Straight grained and rather coarse texture, it has a very low shrinkage factor. Also machines and oils very well. The forests of British Columbia, from where cedar is sourced, are all well-managed and certified as such. Producers carry certification under either SFI, CSA, FSC or PEFC.

Wide range of uses as exterior cladding, mouldings, panelling, roof shingles and shakes, external and internal joinery, we also offer a wide range of custom architectural profiles to enhace cladding, soffits and panelling. Cedar produces long, lightweight lengths of timber with a fine, straight grain and uniform texture that make it easy to cut, nail or screw. It planes to a smooth surface, holds glue bonds and provides a good base for painting and staining. Cedar is very stale and durable, very low shrinkage factors make Cedar superior to all other coniferous woods in its resistance to warping, twisting and checking.

Specifications stocked at Rosenfeld Kidson are: Sawn 22mm, 45mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm and 150mm thicknesses in varying fixed widths. Weatherboard, fascia, mouldings, TG&V panelling and D4S profiles.



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