Softwoods - Western Red Cedar

Central Hardwoods maintains a representative inventory of high quality softwoods for functional and decorative uses. Cabinet and fixture manufacturers, sash and door houses, picture frame and novelty item industries all find that our fine West Coast lumber products meet their requirements for availability and flexibility.

western red cedar


The soft red-brown timber has a tight, straight grain and few knots. It is valued for its distinct appearance, aroma, and its high natural resistance to decay.


Heartwood reddish to pinkish brown, often with random streaks and bands of darker red/brown areas. Narrow sapwood is pale yellowish white, and isn’t always sharply demarcated from the heartwood.


Shingles, exterior siding and lumber, boatbuilding, boxes, crates, and musical instruments.

We typically offer Western Red Cedar in the following sizes:

Grade Features Sizes
Kiln-Dried 1x6
Tongue-and-Groove 11/16x6
Kiln-Dried 2x4
Kiln-Dried, S 5/4 x 6
A & Better Vertical Grain 4/4x6-8, 4/4-12, 8/4x6
B & Better Kiln-Dried 1x8
Select Tight Knot (STK) S1S 1x12
Select Tight Knot (STK) S1S2 1x4, 1x6
Select Tight Knot (STK) 1x8
Select Tight Knot (STK) Rough 2x6

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