||Western Redcedar (Thuja plicata)
||Also known as arborvitae, giant arborvitae, giant cedar,canoe cedar, Pacific redcedar, and shinglewood.
||Grows in western United States and Canada.
||Straight and even grained with a uniform, coarse texture. Pinkish brown to dull brown heartwood and nearly white sapwood.
||Light, moderately soft, low strength and shock resistance, very good decay resistance, and good stability in service. Poor steam bending rating.
||Turns, bores, cuts, and otherwise works well with hand or machine tools. Glues, nails, and screws satisfactorily. Finishes well, especially with natural finishes.
||Commonly used for shingles due to decay resistance and predictability of splitting. Also used for poles, posts, boxes, crates, caskets, siding, boat building, porch columns, saunas, canoes, and decorative veneers. One of the best United States softwoods for outdoor applications.