Western Red Cedar

Commonly just called Western Cedar it is a large softwood, the largest of the North American Cedars although not a true Cedar, occurring in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. The specie has been regularly imported into Australia for many years and is widely available. Douglas Fir is a softwood widely available throughout Australia. The source of the timber is primarily North America with additional supplies being plantation grown in New Zealand.

The colour of the material varies with the heartwood ranging from pale to dark brown. Sapwood is yellowish white. Grain is generally straight with a fine texture and is not resinous. The material is quite soft and light making it very easy to handle so care is required to minimise marking in the handling and fixing.


Uses for our screens

  • Room dividers
  • Sliding doors for wardrobes
  • Window screens
  • Partitions for spas and decks
  • Cavity sliding doors
  • Hinged doors
  • Bi-folds
  • Free standing screens
  • Skylight diffuser panels
  • Screens for boats