About Western Red Cedar
Western Red Cedar is the perfect material for garden fencing. It has special properties that make it both durable and a beautiful to look at. The natural occurring colour variation of Cedar works really well within both modern and traditional garden spaces.
Our Cedar fencing if left to naturally age will fade to a handsome silver grey with slightly raised grain, or you can opt to treat it to protect the warm colours using a UV protection oil.
The sapwood is narrow and white in colour, and the heartwood is reddish-brown. When freshly felled, the heartwood often displays a marked variation in colour; that from the centre of the log may be a dark chocolate-brown changing to salmon pink nearer the sapwood, or the wood may be variegated with alternate dark and light zones. After conventional high temperature kiln drying, the wood assumes a uniform reddish-brown tone, but after long exposure to weather the colour is lost, and the wood becomes silver-grey. This weathered appearance is sometimes purposely sought by architects, but a further peculiarity of the wood is its ability to take and hold stain of the finest tint without discolouration. The wood is non-resinous, straight-grained, somewhat coarse- textured and exhibits a fairly prominent growth-ring figure It is soft, rather brittle, aromatic, especially when wet and light in weight, about 390 kg/m³ when dried.
Western Red Cedar is durable, long lasting, particularly when properly treated.