Western Red Cedar

Thuja Plicata
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Thuja Plicata

Heartwood variable, from pale brown to dark brown. Sapwood is yellowish white. Texture fine but uneven due to the prominent growth rings. Grain straight. Not resinous. Also known as Red Cedar, American Cedar.

Properties

DENSITY 380
MODULUS OF RUPTURE MPA DRY 54
RADIAL SHRINKAGE 1.5%
HARDNESS (JANKA) (kN) 2.0
FINISH Good
DURABILITY Durable
MACHINING Good
SPLIT RESISTANCE Good
SPLIT RESISTANCE Good
GLUING Good
GROWING REGION North America
SPECIFIC GRAVITY 0.38
MODULUS OF ELASTICITY GPA DRY 8
TANGENTIAL SHRINKAGE 3%
STABILITY Excellent
AVAILABILITY Widely
SUSCEPTIBLE TO LYCTUS BORER No

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