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Red Cedar

Red Cedar

Red cedar (lat.Thujaplicata) - comes from the northern Pacific coast of North America. Wood is characterized by high dimensional stability and excellent thermal insulation. Thanks to oils contained in its cells it is naturally protected against insects and fungi. Cedarwood has a color from beige to dark brown. The facade of cedar wood does not require protection with preservatives.


Care:

1. Red cedar wood does not require any preservative chemicals. With natural substances contained in cells it is resistant to fungi and insects. For aesthetic look and to maintain color as long as possible the use impregnating oil is recommended.


2. In time the wood will be covered with patina and change its color into gray.

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Name and family
Trade names and local: cedar (Poland), Thuja, Thuja GEANT (France), Lebensbaum, Riesenlebensbaum (Germany), Rotzeder, Arbor Vitae (United Kingdom), Giant cedar, Canoe-cedar, Shinglewood, Western red cedar (USA) , Arborvitae (Italy), Büyük Ömür ag (Turkey)

Latin name: Thuja plicata
Family: Thujoideae

Occurrence
North Pacific Coast of North America

Description of wood
sapwood: small, almost white
heartwood: reddish or pinkish-brown to gray-brown
fiber: straight

Technical characteristics
density completely dry - 350 kg / m3
density of 12-15% humidity - 330-390-460 kg / m3
density in the fresh state - approx. 550 kg / m3
Shrinkage: in the longitudinal direction - 0,2% in the radial direction - 1.8-2.4% in the tangential direction - 4.5-5.0% by volume - 6.5-7.6%

Treatment
sawing: Easy
Drying: quick and easy without the risk of warping and cracking
General treatment: very good for both hand tools and mechanical
Bonding very good, providing permanent connections
nailing: good
Finishing: good

Application
wooden facades, roofing, shingles, shingles facade, interior design, boat building

Comments, special features
Red cedar is known natural resistance and resistance to all weather conditions, with very long durability and excellent thermal insulation. Thanks to its natural oils contained in the wood cells, it is naturally protected against insects and fungi. In accordance with DIN EN 350-2 cedar wood is very durable and has the strength class 2