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Western Red Cedar lumber and wood products Rhode Island and South Carolina
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Western Red Cedar (Thuja Plicata) is the largest and most abundant of all cedars in managed forests.
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It is non-resinous and has a strong, spicy odor. Heartwood varies from dark reddish brown to a pinkish color and has excellent weather-resistant properties. Sapwood is light yellow. One of the lightest in weight of the commercially important softwoods, it is often used for houseboats. The western red cedar tree grows at about 165 to 200 feet tall (50 to 60 meters) with average tree trunk of 7 to 13 feet in diameter (2 to 4 meters).

Western red cedar grows in the Pacific Northwest and along the Pacific Coast to Alaska. It is also called canoe cedar, giant arborvitae, shinglewood and Pacific red cedar. Western red cedar lumber is produced principally in British Columbia and Washington followed by Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The heartwood of western red cedar is reddish or pinkish brown to dull brown and the sapwood is nearly white. The sapwood is narrow, often not more than 2.5 cm (1 in.) wide.

The wood is generally straight grained and has a uniform but rather coarse texture. It has very low shrinkage. This species is lightweight, moderately soft, low in strength when used as a beam or posts, and low in shock resistance. The heartwood is very resistant to decay.

Western red cedar is used principally for shingles, lumber, poles, posts, and piles. The lumber is used for exterior siding, decking, interior woodwork, greenhouse construction, for ship and boat building, boxes, crates, sashes and doors.

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325 Liberty Lane
West Kingston, RI 02892 USA

P 800.88CEDAR/401.789.6626
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Liberty Cedar

Top quality specialty interior-exterior cedar wood and alternative builders supply from the best selection of lumber, hardwood flooring and decking, split rail fence & fences, lattice, timber, to roof shingles. With more than 25 years of service in Rhode Island, Long Island and New York City, Massachusetts, and Connecticut regions.

We offer wide variety of wood species for woodworking, home renovation, building restoration, or commercial use including Western Red Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Redwood, Ipe, Sapele, Cypress, Mahogany, Douglas Fir, Northern White Cedar, Dark Red Meranti, Eastern Red Cedar, Spanish Cedar, Sapele, Poplar, Western Hemlock, and many other tropical, domestic, and exotic hardwoods.

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