Western red cedar
Western Red Cedar (Thuya plicata)
Common Names: Western Redcedar, Western Red Cedar
Distribution: Pacific Northwest United States/Canada
Color/Appearance: Heartwood is reddish to pinkish brown, often with random streaks and bands of darker red/brown areas. Narrow sapwood is pale yellowish white
Janka Hardness: 350 lbf
Density: 1.92 lb/b.f.
Allergies/Toxicity: Most common reactions simply include eye, skin and respiratory irritation, as well as runny nose, asthma-like symptoms, and effects on the nervous system.
Common Uses: Shingles, exterior siding and lumber, boatbuilding, boxes, crates and musical instruments.