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Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar is a commercially important lumber, used in applications ranging from the roughsawn lumber for use in home construction, to clear quarter-sawn material for classical guitar soundboards.

Facts about Western Red Cedar

Facts about Western Red Cedar

  • Distribution: Pacific Northwest US & Canada
  • Tree Size: 165-200ft Tall and 7-13ft Trunk Diameter
  • Average Dried Weight: 23lbs/ft3
  • Specific Gravity: .31, .37 (12% MC)
  • Janka Hardiness: 350 lbf
  • Modulus of Rupture: 7,500 lb f/in2
  • Elastic Modulus: 1,110,000 lb f/in2
  • Crushing Strength: 4,560 lb f/in2
  • Shrinkage: Radial 2.4% Tangetial 5% Volumetric 6.8%
  • Sustainability: Reported by the IVCN as a species of least concern

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