Yellow Cedar FAQ's
What Is Alaskan Yellow Cedar?
Alaskan Yellow cedar is a North American softwood timber renowned for its attractiveness, durability and ease of tooling.
What Is Alaskan Yellow Cedar Used For?
Classified as a highly durable softwood, yellow cedar is regularly used for external applications that require a resistant timber. These external applications often include flooring, decking, weatherboards, external cladding, roofing and even boat manufacturing.
Does Alaskan Yellow Cedar Fade?
Alaskan Yellow Cedar does not fade but silvers over time with exposure to rain and sun. This is often a desired feature by builders and architects.
Is Alaskan Yellow Cedar A Hardwood?
No. Alaskan Yellow Cedar is a softwood. Despite commonly thought of as weaker, many softwoods are in fact as strong as, if not stronger than, some hardwoods.
Is Alaskan Yellow Cedar expensive?
The Alaskan Yellow Cedar species is less expensive when compared to other softwood species such as Western Red Cedar.
Is Alaskan Yellow Cedar Weather Resistant?
Regularly used for decking and external cladding, Alaskan Yellow Cedar is a great option for external applications as it is very resistant to weather.
Where Can I Find Alaskan Yellow Cedar?
Naturally, Alaskan Yellow Cedar grows in the northern pacific coast of North America, however, is widely used by timber manufactures in Australia due to is excellent qualities. As it is quite a valuable softwood option though, not all suppliers will regularly have stock of yellow cedar.
Can I Stain Alaskan Yellow Cedar?
Yes, Alaskan Yellow Cedar can be stained (often recommended) and provides a beautiful finish when stained.