Cedar - Yellow Alaskan
Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis
Source location: North America.
Stability: Very stable
Durability in Ground: Not Durable
Durability above Ground: Durable and resistant to termite attack.
Density: Approx 480 kg/m3 (approx at 15% MC)
Dimensions: Alaskan Cedar is currently available in 45, 50mm thick and 100-300mm wide
Appearance: Heartwood is bright, clear yellow and sapwood is white to yellowish and hard to distinguish from heartwood. It is light and soft and reasonably stiff and strong. The grain is generally straight with a fine, even texture.
Uses: Used for interior and exterior finish, furniture, cabinetry, turnery, carving, boat building (decks, rails, paneling), shingles, cladding, doors, and decorative veneer. Overseas it is also used in marine piling, posts, engineers' patterns and for battery containers due to high acid resistance.
Tips: Alaskan Yellow Cedar works easily with hand or machine tools and takes a fine finish. It turns, carves, glues, screws and nails quite well.