Alaskan Cedar
(Chamaecyparis nootkatensis)

The beauty of timber

A carbon negative architectural design solution, whilst embracing biophilia

The Alaskan Cedar timber provides a consistent yellow colour with straight grains throughout. More than just looking good, the yellow cedar machines with ease and with good stability. Alaskan Cedar can be glued, stained, polished, varnished and is relatively lightweight compared to other timber species. When it comes to wear and tear, Yellow Cedar offers a highly durable timber that is resistant to splintering. For this reason, Yellow Cedar timber is regularly used by boat builders or for high traffic flow areas such as flooring and decking. What makes this species of timber even more desirable is its workability; being easily machined and finished compared to other softwoods, which in turn results in a beautiful, natural finish.


Passed down through generations, is our focus on the sustainable supply of PEFC™ and FSC™certified timber. Modinex hand selects the highest grade logs from our supply partners, which are then sawn in close proximity to the sustainably managed forest to reduce transport emission. They are then further processed in our Queensland facilities new next generation energy efficient machinery.

Our strong partnership with forest owners in Australian & Canada for over 40 years, ensures a consistent supply of high quality PEFC™ certified timber. As part of Defining a Higher Standard® of forest stewardship our supply partners are continuing to grow mutually beneficial relationships with First Nations.  Since 2015, Modinex has held PEFC™ Chain of Custody certification which has been maintained for 8 years after passing regular audits. Chair of custody is essential in ensuring the responsible and sustainable harvesting and processing of timber and providing transparency to our clients.

Technical Facts

Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis
Species Category: Softwood
Sustainable Certification Available: PEFC
Suitable for external use: Yes
Dry Density (Seasoned): 495kg/m3
Janka Dry Hardness: 2.58kN
Durability Above Ground Class:
Indoor Group Fire Rating (AS 5637.1): Group 3
Indoor Group Fire Rating
(If Fireshield is applied):
Group 1
BAL Fire Rating (AS 15030.8.2): NA