Alaskan Yellow Cedar Lumber

We carry a large selection of superior quality C and better clear vertical grain (CVG) Alaskan Yellow Cedar. With a variety of widths, lengths and thicknesses in stock, we can accommodate your specific lumber needs.

Also commonly known as Yellow Cedar, this popular softwood offers excellent resistance to weather and insects, making it an ideal choice for high-end exterior architectural millwork.

Grade: C and better

Available as: Clear vertical grain (CVG)

Thicknesses:

  • 4/4
  • 5/4
  • 6/4
  • 8/4

Widths:

  • 6″
  • 8″
  • 10″
  • 12″

Lengths: 8 – 20’

Machining: R1E, R2E, S2S, S4S. Also available rough.

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. 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

lbs/BF (dry): 1.92

Hardness: Soft

Decay resistance: Excellent

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