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SP-37R) Co-published by Western Red Cedar Lumber Association and Western Red Cedar Export Association. Western Red Cedar is used to manufacture a range of specialty products such as siding, paneling, structural decking and outdoor decking. In this article, I describe forty facts about the plant and the importance of the “tree of life” in the local culture. Here is an overview of the characteristics that determine the grades of Western Red Cedar: Clear Western Red Cedar. Important structural properties of four Western softwoods : white pine, sugar pine, western redcedar, and Port-Orford-cedar. 0000002606 00000 n
Growth, properties and uses of western red cedar (Thuja plicata Donn ex D. Don)/by Josefina S. Gonzalez. Fasteners should be corrosion resistant such as aluminum, hot-dipped galvanized or stainless steel. Properly finished and maintained, cedar will deliver decades of trouble-free service. It is also a recognized structural material with known mechanical and physical properties. Materials are burned in a test furnace for a relative assessment of flammability. Average Dried Weight: 575 kg/m³. 1972 . 6% is the average equilibrium moisture content for interiors of heated buildings. Clear, Vertical Grain – This is the highest grade of Western Red Cedar. The following table is Structural Lumber Wood Engineering Properties. Western Red Cedar is used to manufacture a range of specialty products such as siding, paneling, structural decking and outdoor decking. Characteristics & Properties of Western Red Cedar, characteristics-properties-of-western-red-cedar. 0000001538 00000 n
¬ The cell structure converts the sound energy into heat by friction and viscoelastic resistance. Siberian Larch. Examine Western Red Cedar as a building material in order to understand its durable and sustainable properties. Of all available softwood species, cedar tends to be one of the best thermal insulators. Western Red Cedar lumber is available in visual stress grades for construction and finishing uses in a range of lengths, widths and thicknesses. While most trees decompose with a few years, this giant tree may take over 100 years to rot and return to the soil. The smoke developed index for Western Red Cedar is 125. In addition to interior and exterior trim, as well as exterior cladding, Western Red Cedar of this grade is also used for cabinetry, doors, windows and similar applications. 0000001705 00000 n
2. Western or Pacific redcedar, giant or western arborvitae, giant cedar, canoe cedar, shinglewood, is an evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae, native to Western North America. Cedar's low density enhances its insulation value and makes it an easy wood to transport and handle. 8" x 8" x 20' (240") = $300 each - Qty 1 2" x 12" x 18' (216") = $125 each - Qty 1 - clear grain Demonstrate Western Red Cedar’s versatility as a building material through three case studies 0000005160 00000 n
What Western Red Cedar lacks in strength, it makes up for in appearance. As Hokie says, Eastern Red Cedar is a juniper. Cedar trees fall under the Cedrus genus and the Pinaceae family, which is the family of treesthat is coniferous. 0000002446 00000 n
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