Cedar, Knotty Western Red
Latin name: Thuja plicata
Common name(s): Red Cedar, Pacific Red Cedar
Sources: Western USA and Canada
Characteristics: Seasons to a dark red to reddish brown and will turn silvery gray if exposed to weather over time. Soft smooth texture with a generally straight grain. Usually selected for rustic knotty appearance for aesthetic purposes. Not a true cedar, but has distinct cedar aroma due to presence of certain oils and resins.
Common cuts: Plain sliced
Uses: Wall paneling, cabinetry, rustic furniture, decorative ceiling panels.