Timbers & Landscape
Western Red Cedar for Timber Construction and Landscape Structures
In general, applications can be classified into two broad end use groups: first,
for those structures such as large buildings in which both the strength and the
appearance of exposed wood members are of equal importance; and second, in
landscape, park and garden structures where appearance is paramount.
For both use-groups, Western Red Cedar offers the advantages of natural beauty,
design flexibility, exceptional dimensional stability and long term durability.
Cedar has a long history of withstanding the rigors of time and weather. It is also
a recognized structural material with known mechanical and physical properties
(see WRCLA publication Designer’s Handbook). These attributes allow the design of
timber structures of all types using basic engineering principles and stress- or
appearance - rated grades of Western Red Cedar.