Vancouver Island Western Red Cedar
Vancouver Island Western Red Cedar is used for its sustainability and longevity. Being that it is naturally rot resistant, makes it desirable to be used in our fence panels and many other applications. Along with it being pitch and resin free, makes it unlike other species. Red cedar contains thujic acid which is a crystalline unsaturated acid found in the heartwood of the cedar that helps against insect attacks. It’s got a low shrinkage rate, durable, light in weight, and is very fibrous; making it ideal for staining. Western Red Cedar has fine grain and a beautiful texture and although it is graded by the National Lumber Grade Authority it is usually graded by its appearance. The grade we use mostly is select tight knot; which basically means the knots in the wood are tight and sound, giving it the beautiful texture and appearance we strive for. The grade clear is virtually how it sounds; clear of knots (or small pin knots) with beautiful grain. Our fence boards are a standard and better which means; when produced, select tight knot is not taken out which allows us to deliver a higher quality product. We re-manufacture raw logs into select tight knot, clear, standard & better, and pallet grade yielding as much product out of each piece of wood, which increases our value adding.