Western Red Cedar (scientific name: Thujaplicata), has a heartwood red-pink brown color. Sapwood is narrow and pale yellow-white, not always clearly distinguishable from the heartwood. Its texture is medium to coarse, and grain is straight.
Western Red Cedar is commonly found in the Pacific Northwest United States and Canada. It is rated durable to very durable, is resistant to decay, and is moderately resistant to insect attack.
Janka Hardness :
1,560 N(350 lbf)
Average Dried Weight :
370 kg/m3(23 lbs/ft3)
It is easy to work with hand tools and machine tools. Softness means it dents and scratches very easily. Sanding can be uneven due to different densities of earlywood and latewood. It is good with glues and finishes well. Direct contact with iron can cause staining and discoloration, especially when moisture is present.