Western Red Cedar

Rampisham timber services - Western cedarWestern Red Cedar trees are native to North America and provide a highly used durable wood which is naturally resistant to rot and decay, therefore making this timber long lasting and low maintenance.

Many people choose Western Red Cedar for its striking aesthetic appearance – the mixture of reddish and brown tones with random darker areas along with its straight grain really makes it distinguishable from other timbers.

It is generally softer in comparison with other softwoods, not making it a first choice if choosing a timber based on strength alone. However, it is a resin free timber which makes it an ideal choice for cladding, it is also noticeable for its strong aromatic scent when being worked.