Western Red Cedar

A good outdoor use wood because of it’s stability and rot resistance.  Western Red Cedar is rated durable to very durable for rot resistance.  It ranges from a light tan to dark reddish brown.  It is probably the most commonly used exterior wood in America, and is what most people are referring to when the say simply “cedar”.  It is a rather light softwood, with Port Orford Cedar being 40% stronger, denser, and harder than Western Red.