Western Red Cedar Lumber is known for its strength, beauty & durability
The natural beauty and durability of Western Red Cedar has made it a much sought after building product for centuries. Although Western Red Cedar is formally a member of the Cypress family, Western Red Cedar trees borrow the Cedar name because they also share many of the positive attributes of Cedar wood.
Naturally Weather and Pest Repellant
Western Red Cedar’s natural resistance to decay, moisture, and insect damage has made it the premier material for both interior and exterior home use. Cedar fibers in the heartwood contain natural preservatives that are toxic to decay-causing fungi. Properly finished, Western Red Cedar will last for decades in even the harshest of environments. These characteristics make it the ideal choice for a surface exposed to sun, rain, heat, and cold year round.
Strongest Among Softwood Species
Western Red Cedar has twice the stability of the most commonly used softwoods. It lies flat, stays straight, and holds fasteners tightly. Western Red Cedar produces long, lightweight lengths of timber with a fine straight grain and uniform texture that make it easy to cut, saw, and nail with common tools.
Sustainability and Green Building
Western Red Cedar grows along the western coast of the United States & Canada. Due to the popularity and increasing demand for Red Cedar, scarcity has been a concern. As a result of this increased awareness in conjunction with the aggressive implementation of responsible forestry practices, the supply of Western Red Cedar has become more balanced. Current replanting rates are 5 to 1 (and higher in some regions) which ensures a plentiful supply of Red Cedar in the future.
Top Quality Wood for Interior and Exterior Use
Western Red Cedar is typically used for outdoor construction, exterior siding, interior finish, greenhouse construction, boxes and crates, millwork and moulding, and lining closets and chests. The J.Gibson McIlvain Company handles a full line of Western Red Cedar products, including trim boards, dimension, paneling, bevel siding, and timbers in both clear and select knotty grades.
From contemporary to turn of the century styles, Cedar complements any architectural design beautifully. We work closely with our mills in British Columbia and the Western United States to ensure the consistent quality and availability of our Western Red Cedar lumber. Contact J. Gibson McIlvain Company today to see how we can meet your need for Western Red Cedar wood. Just fill out our online contact form, or call 1-800-638-9100 to speak live with an expert representative.