Yellow Cedar

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A pale yellow-coloured wood, with a fine, even texture and is straight grained. Very stable. Acid resistant.

Grain is usually straight, though sometimes wavy, with a uniform medium to fine texture. Reported to be durable to very durable regarding decay resistance, and also resistant to most insect attacks. 

Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, and is reported by the IUCN as being a species of least concern.

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Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis
Other Names: Pacific Coast Cedar, Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Yellow Cypress
Origin: Pacific Coast of North America

General

Certifications Available::
FSC
Seasoning: Dries fairly easily and without undue degrade.
Working Qualities: The timber is easily worked and finishes excellently. It glues well but does not take a stain well and should be paint finished instead.
Uses: High class joinery, boat building, cabinet work and veneers.
Price (1-10): 3

Availability

Stocked: Yes

Durability

Durability Above Ground: Durable

Density

Density Air Dry: 500 kg/m2

Shrinkage

Shrinkage Radial: 3.7 %
Shrinkage Tangental: 6 %

Mechanical Properties

Janka Hardness: 2.6 kN
Modulus of Rupture: 78 MPa
Modulus of Elasticity: 11 GPa
Max Crush Strength: 45 MPa
Comp Strength Perp to Grain: 4.7 MPa
Comp Strength Parallel to Grain: 4.7 MPa
Shear Strength Parallel to Grain 9.2 MPa

Fire

ASTM Flame Spread: 78
ASTM Smoke Developed: 90

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