Western Red Cedar

A premium Canadian building material to add beauty to any project.

Western Red Cedar Deck Ottawa WoodSource

Why Choose Western Red Cedar

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Naturally Rot-Resistant

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Dimensionally Stable

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Easy to Work With

We Sort Cedar Based On Two Criteria

Face Apperance

Dressed: Face has been planed

Good: Face is free from defects


Tight Knots: Stable knots (won't fall out) throughout the board

Virtually Clear: Boards are virtually free of knots

Grade Appearance Knots Application
SelectDressed four sidesVirtually ClearPremium product for high-end applications such as:
- Saunas
- Custom furniture
Good Four SidesGood four sidesTight KnotsHand sorted to ensure all four sides are smooth. Perfect for:
- Pergolas
- Cabanas
Premium80% of material - good four sides
20% of material – good one face, two edges
Tight KnotsGood product for most projects including:
- Fences
- Railing
StandardGood one face, two edgesTight KnotsPerfect for projects where you won’t see the back of the wood:
- Decks
- Fascia
- Raised garden beds

We stock a broad range of products and dimensions, with many items available in 18’ and 20’ lengths.

Other Cedar Products

Cedar Lattice

Our lattice is made out of knotty kiln-dried cedar and milled onsite. It's free of staples on one face and is extra thick. It comes in three levels of privacy - in both diagonal and square - and is available in 4x8 and 1x8 sheets.

Diamond Regular (2-5/8” Spacing)
Diamond Regular (2-5/8” Spacing)
Diamond Privacy (1-3/4” Spacing)
Diamond Privacy (1-3/4” Spacing)
Square Diamond Privacy (3/4”Spacing)
Square Diamond Privacy (3/4”Spacing)
Square Regular (2-5/8” Spacing)
Square Regular (2-5/8” Spacing)
Square Privacy (1-3/4” Spacing)
Square Privacy (1-3/4” Spacing)
Square Super Privacy (3/4”Spacing)
Square Super Privacy (3/4”Spacing)

Cedar Shingles

We stock a #1 Blue label shingle which is 100% heartwood, 100% clear and 100% edge grain. It works great for roofs where quality cannot be compromised. We also stock a #2 red label shingle which allows for limited sapwood and flat grain as well as the occasional knot within the last 6” of the shingle. This product is great for siding applications.

Cedar Shakes

We stock 24" hand-split medium butt cedar shakes in #1 grade clear western red cedar.

Cedar Vent Soffit

Clear and beautiful, our western red cedar soffit vents can make any soffit job an area of pride on a house.

Cedar Handrail

We stock a simple 2x4 designer profile handrail made out of select kiln-dried cedar. It looks great around a deck or along the sides of your porch stairs.

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