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Wood Properties of Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar Alternative Name 1
Giant Arborvitae

Western Red Cedar Alternative Name 2
Canoe Cedar

Western Red Cedar Amount of Figure
Intermediate

Western Red Cedar Amount of Natural Luster
Low

Western Red Cedar Availability of Wood
Adequate

Western Red Cedar Available As Lumber
Yes

Western Red Cedar Available as Veneer
No

Western Red Cedar Available only in small sizes
No

Western Red Cedar Bending Strength
Low

Western Red Cedar Blunting of Tool Blades
Low

Western Red Cedar Botanical Name
Thuja plicata

Western Red Cedar Carving
Average to somewhat difficult to carve

Western Red Cedar Clear Finish or Varnish
Fair

Western Red Cedar Color of Wood
Red Brown

Western Red Cedar Contrast between growth rings
Even

Western Red Cedar Crushing Strength
Moderate

Western Red Cedar Decorative Figure
No

Western Red Cedar Density
Low

Western Red Cedar Drilling
Good

Western Red Cedar Fill before Finishing
Does not require a filler

Western Red Cedar Gluing
Very good

Western Red Cedar Grain
Straight

Western Red Cedar Growth Ring Pattern Plainsawn
Faint growth ring

Western Red Cedar Growth Ring Pattern Quartersawn
Faint growth ring stripe

Western Red Cedar Hand Tooling
Very Easy

Western Red Cedar Hardness
Soft, easy to dent

Western Red Cedar Hardwood or Softwood
Softwood

Western Red Cedar Harmful Properties
May cause respiratory problems

Western Red Cedar Interlocked Grain
No

Western Red Cedar Kiln-dried Shrinkage
Low

Western Red Cedar Machine Tools
Average

Western Red Cedar Mortising
Good

Western Red Cedar Movement after drying
Low

Western Red Cedar Nail Holding
Fair - Nails hold or are fairly easily pulled out

Western Red Cedar Nailing
Good - Seldom splits wood

Western Red Cedar Natural Durability
Durable

Western Red Cedar Number of Knots
Low

Western Red Cedar Painting
Good

Western Red Cedar Planing
Good

Western Red Cedar Polishing
Good

Western Red Cedar Pounds per cubic foot maximum
23

Western Red Cedar Pounds per cubic foot minimum
23

Western Red Cedar Reacts with Iron Fasteners or Hardware
Yes

Western Red Cedar Sanding
Good

Western Red Cedar Sawing
Low cutting resistance

Western Red Cedar Screw Holding
Good - Fairly difficult to remove screws

Western Red Cedar Screwing
Good - Screwing seldom splits wood

Western Red Cedar Shaping
Good

Western Red Cedar Size of Knots
Large

Western Red Cedar Size of Pores
Small Pores - Closed grain

Western Red Cedar Specific Gravity
Low

Western Red Cedar Specific Gravity maximum
.37

Western Red Cedar Specific Gravity minimum
.35

Western Red Cedar Staining
Good

Western Red Cedar Steam Bending
Poor

Western Red Cedar Stiffness
Low

Western Red Cedar Surface Preparation for Finishing
No

Western Red Cedar Texture of the Wood
Coarse

Western Red Cedar Toughness
Low

Western Red Cedar Turning
Good

Western Red Cedar Weight
Light

Western Red Cedar Wood Defects
Honeycomb (or collapse)

Western Red Cedar Work Notes
Reaction wood results in fuzzy, fibrous surfaces

Western Red Cedar Use for Boxes, Crates or Pallets
YES

Western Red Cedar Use for Carving
no

Western Red Cedar Use for Cooperage
no

Western Red Cedar Use for Decorative Veneer
no

Western Red Cedar Use for Flooring
no

Western Red Cedar Use for Furniture
no

Western Red Cedar Use for Handles
no

Western Red Cedar Use for Heavy Construction
no

Western Red Cedar Use for Inlay
no

Western Red Cedar Use for Interior Finish
no

Western Red Cedar Use for Light Construction
YES

Western Red Cedar Use for Marine Applications
YES

Western Red Cedar Use for Marquetry
no

Western Red Cedar Use for Millwork
YES

Western Red Cedar Use for Models and Patterns
no

Western Red Cedar Use for Musical Instruments
no

Western Red Cedar Use for Novelties
no

Western Red Cedar Use for Secondary Furniture Components
no

Western Red Cedar Use for Shingles
YES

Western Red Cedar Use for Sports Equipment
no

Western Red Cedar Use for Turnery
no

Western Red Cedar Use for Woodenware
no





     
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