The timber works easily with both hand and machine tools, bit its relatively brittle nature can cause splintering.
|Colour / Appearance||Pale pinkish-brown to dark brown|
|Grain / Texture||Typically straight grain, usually with knots present. Has a very fine even texture.|
|Janka Hardness||900 lbf (4,000 N)|
|Uses||Western red cedar is one of the most durable softwoods available. Used as shingles, vertical cladding, weatherboards, greenhouses, interior trim, poles, posts and fencing|