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What is Red Cedar Wood?

Red cedar is a tough and adaptable species that can be used in a wide range of exterior and interior building projects. Due to the distinctive color, texture, and durability of its wood, it is one of the most expensive conifers,  according to wood suppliers in India.

The red cedar serves as the province of British Columbia’s (B.C.) official tree. Western red cedars have a diameter of 5.9 metres, making them the largest living trees in Canada.

It flourishes in moisture regions of the southern interior and at low to moderate elevations along the coast of British Columbia. For Indigenous people living along the northwest Pacific Coast, it has profound spiritual importance. The western red cedar exclusively grows in British Columbia. It is a valuable commercial species because of the beauty and dimensional stability of its wood,  according to soft wood dealers in India.

It grows with Engelmann spruce and western larch at higher elevations, and it is found in uneven-aged, mixed-species stands with Douglas-fir, Sitka spruce, western hemlock, black cottonwood, and red alder. A dense carpet of moss covers the forest floor, and the growing terrain is distinguished by a luxuriant layer of ferns, huckleberries, and Devil’s club. The root system of red cedar is shallow, extensive, and robust.


Western red cedar is a weak, somewhat soft, and light-weight wood. It is renowned for its superb working qualities, producing a smooth, satiny finish when employing sharp tools. It may be smoothed out with sanding and has good machining characteristics. The wood polishes nicely, glues readily, and holds screws only somewhat well.


Because trees store carbon, cedar wood is sustainable. Due to its low weight and abundance in the US, cedar timber transport emits comparatively few emissions. Cedar is more sustainably produced because of its strong rot resistance and durability for external applications.

Common Uses

According to BFP, one of the best soft wood suppliers in India, fences, siding, boats, musical instruments, furniture, decking, and cedar oil are just a few examples.

Our line of Red Cedar sawn timber includes

  • Hand-selected lumber in a variety of sizes that has been regraded
  • Maximum moisture content after kiln drying is 18%
  • Surfaces with edges on all four sides
  • Origin: Canada


Tree Size

165-200 ft (50-60 m) tall

Trunk Diameter

7-13 ft (2-4 m)

Janka Hardness

350 lbf (1,560 N)

Average Dried Weight

23.0 lbs/ft3 (370 kg/m3)


When working with it, western red cedar releases a powerful, persistent, aromatic smell.


It is simple to work with both hand and machine tools, but because of its softness, it is particularly prone to dents and scratches. Additionally, because the earlywood and latewood zones have different densities, it might sand unevenly. excellent finishing and glue.


Straight grain with a bumpy texture and a little sheen.


The IUCN has classified this wood species as a species of least concern even though it is not included in the CITES Appendices.




Highly durable, naturally rot and termite resistant.




Trees are expensive, only grow in certain areas, and there is a finite amount of them.

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