Veneer Species Guide

Columbia Forest Products is proud to offer an exciting variety of hardwood and decorative softwood species of faces to meet the demand for architectural individuality in interior design applications.

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.