Collection: Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar wood (Thuja plicata) has been prized for centuries for its ease of splitting and its use in dugout canoes by native Americans. Red cedar lumber is now used extensively for shingles, siding, musical instrument sound boards, and many more specialty woodworking applications. It is easy to split when free of knots and is very resistant to decay. Western Red Cedar trees are up to 200 ft. tall and up to 6 ft. in diameter. The outer, fissured bark is cinnamon red and brown in color. This Cedar is from a large, salvaged log.
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