Species: Alaskan Yellow Cedar
Common Names/Species: Yellow Cedar, Nootka Cypress
Scientific Name: Cupressus nootkatensis
Description: Alaskan Yellow Cedar is a slow growth softwood from the pacific northwest. It offers excellent resistance to weather, insects and contact with soil. Alaskan Yellow Cedar is an ideal choice for high-end exterior architectural millwork. Heartwood is a light yellow. Sapwood is a similar whitish/pale yellow and isn’t distinct from the heartwood. Color tends to darken with age upon exposure to light, (though when left exposed outdoors it weathers to a uniform gray).
Common uses: Carving, boatbuilding, siding, flooring, decking, outdoor furniture, musical instruments (flutes, soundboards on guitars), boxes and chests, and various utility/construction applications.
Sources: Northwest coast of North America
Size/Form: Alaskan Yellow Cedar
lbs/BF (dry): 1.92
Decay resitance: excellent