Red Cedar

WOOD FEATURES

Botanic name:

Thuja Occidentalis

Commercial names:

Canadian Red Cedar


Location:

All our Cedar comes from North America, south-east of Canada.

Wood Fitness:

Canadian Red Cedar is WFA+

Physical properties:

COLOR: white and brown-red

Will fade to silver grey if exposed to U.V. rays.

GRAIN: straight, smooth grain.

DENSITY:340 Kg/m3

HARDNESS: Soft

CONTRACTION: moderate

CONTRACTION COEFFICIENT:

Volumetric: 7% (-)

Tangential: 5% (-)

Radial: 2% (-)

DURABILITY: generally classified as durable. Wood is resistant to permeability.

 

Mechanical properties:

Static bending - bending strenght: 45 N/mm2

Elasticity Module: 5.500 N/mm2

Axial compression: -

Perpendicular compression: 1,6N/mm2 (ASTM)

Shear stress: 5.8 N/mm2