Cedar, Western Red

Botanical Name: Thuya plicata

Origin: North America

Description: This durable timber is better known as wood for sheds and fences rather than as a decorative veneer. Selected logs are quartered to produce a straight-grained veneer with a fairly coarse texture. Colour varies from pinky biscuit to a darker red-brown, sometimes slightly streaked, but over a period of time it evens to a medium reddish brown. Useful where a straight, minimal look is required.