Technical Wood Properties for Western Red Cedar Wood

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  • Western Red Cedar

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  • Scientific Name, Other Names: Thuja plicata, Cypress, Oregon Cedar, Giant Cedar, Arborvitae, British Columbia cedar, Canoe cedar, Pacific red cedar, Shinglewood, Giant arborvitae
  • Description: Western Red Cedar is popular for decking, siding and paneling applications. It is not a good industrial wood despite its natural durability. It is too soft for any reasonable application in the truck and trailer industry.
  • Janka Hardness: 350 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 7,500 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,110 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 260
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 5.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 2.4 %
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