extremely resistant to rot & decay perfect for organic gardening

Yellow Cedar is valued for its extreme durability and outstanding beauty. Renowned for its distinctive, uniform yellow colour, fine texture and straight grain it is considerably harder than most commercial softwoods, making it very versatile and suitable for a variety of applications.

Yellow Cedar (YC) is ideal where strength and natural chemical free durability are top concerns, especially for environmentally sensitive projects, like organic gardens, or water-front properties where pressure-treated lumber cannot be used. High workability also makes Yellow Cedar ideal for carving projects and outdoor wood features where the final appearance is a key consideration.

One of the world’s most durable woods with exceptional longevity even when in ground or water contact, YC is suitable for use as roofing shingles, fence posts, landscape gardening, bridges and boat docks, carvings, cedar strip canoes and paddles.

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IN-STOCK YELLOW CEDAR

We hold inventory of two dimensions, year-round, to serve a variety of applications, but mainly for use as Fence Posts, Landscape Ties and Borders and material for building raised vegetable boxes for the organic gardening community. Naturally resistant to rot even when in contact with the ground, YC provides a safe solution for growing vegetables than Pressure Treated lumber which leaches chemicals into the soil.

5×5 Rough Posts

Yellow Cedar will last as long as Treated Lumber in applications where it comes into contact with the ground – but without the nasty chemicals. This makes our 5×5 ideal for fencing, landscaping and organic gardening. 5×5 is available in 8-14′ lengths only

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2×8 Kiln-Dried Yellow Cedar Rough

Our 2×8 product varies between a rougher-headed finish (when available) or ‘mill-run’ rough, meaning the thickness varies a little. We carry this item specifically to service organic gardening for assembly of raised garden beds and planter boxes. However, the outstanding quality means it’s extremely versatile to carpenters and therefore suitable for a variety of woodworking and landscaping applications. Available in a variety of lengths from 8? – 20?.

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QUICK FACTS

Found along British Columbia’s coastal region, it is a medium-sized tree growing up to 24 metres tall and 90 cm in diameter when mature. It often grows singly or in small clumps in a mixture with conifers such as amabilis fir and western hemlock. It is a beautiful tree that is tough, strong and extremely durable.

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Our 5×5 Yellow Cedar used for Landscape Borders (Photo Credit: Shea Hobbis 2016)

QUICK FACTS

Y E L L O W – C E D A R
Botanical Name: Chamaecyparis nootkatensis (D. Don) Spach

Sometimes known as Yellow Cypress or Alaskan Yellow Cedar, when freshly cut, the wood is pleasantly aromatic — adding another unique element to this special wood.

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Our 2×8 Yellow Cedar used for Outdoor Bench (Photo Credit: Shea Hobbis 2016)

SPECIAL ORDER - YELLOW CEDAR

With demand for Yellow Cedar (YC) products lower than Western Red Cedar (WRC), local mills do not offer such a wide variety of products, with around 50% of all YC run specifically to order. Whilst our in-stock items might cover some basic needs, we can also help you with more specific requirements. Below are some items we are able to offer by Special Order. Please note that Special Order items often take a few weeks to produce. Please contact us if you require more information.

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special order yellow cedar

 

  • 5/4×4 and 5/4×6 Decking
  • Tongue & Groove Panelling
  • Kiln-dried Dimensional  S4S
  • dimensional yellow cedar s4s and rgh
  • yellow cedar timbers

If you need more information about any of our Yellow Cedar products or would like to discuss the specific needs for your project – contact us for more information.

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